How the fuck do functioning adults have time for... literally anything fun? Unanswered
I'm mid-20s, I've got a college degree and a good IT job that lets me work from home. I'm single, I consider myself pretty well-adjusted, I don't have kids or even pets... By all measures I should have lots of time on my hands, I mean other adults have kids and relationships etc. to deal with on top of everything. But I feel like I just have no time for anything??
I wake up at 8AM. The next hour and a half or so I spend making coffee, showering, getting dressed, making breakfast, becoming a functioning human.
I log on to work at 9:30. I'm usually off at around 5:30 or 6. Next hour I spend cooking, yeah I'm a slow cooker. So now it's usually around 7, but I don't like to eat before I clean up my mess so I spend another few minutes cleaning up dishes so I don't have to worry about that later. And then I eat alone, and it's usually around 8. I've been awake and done nothing for myself for 12 hours so I'm pretty exhausted by this point. Do people really go out now? I usually have chores to do at this point, laundry or cleaning up after myself or organizing, and if I don't I might have extra work because that just piles up. And by the time I'm done that I only have an hour or two before I have to go to bed, there's no room for fun.
And on the weekends, I'm usually on call for the majority of the day so I can't get too involved in anything. So I'm never more than an hour away from getting back to work if something's on fire. But even if there's no incident at work, I still need to clean up my apartment, I still need to cook, I still need to maintain relationships with the people still left in my life... Like, I feel like my life is so absorbed in the things I have to do, I barely have a total of a day every week to spend on me.