Life happened

Not too long ago I had all the energy in the world. I could stay up late and wake up early. Drink and eat all I wanted. I would feel reasonably fit the next day.

Fast forward to now. My God, I’m not sure what happened. Age happened. Kids happened. Life happened. Most days I’m in bed before 10pm, and up around 6am. I sleep disrupted sleeps, and my energy levels are barely enough to drag me through some days.

Today, I pushed through to 11.30pm. we had our friends over for a garden dinner. We had fun bringing up old memories. I even had a glass of wine.

I can feel my body wrestling with the small quantity of alcohol that I poured myself. I can feel the brain and body battling with sleep. I’m barely awake

I’m curious what tomorrow will be like. It’s a public holiday, so whatever happens, it’s alright.


Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

7 thoughts on “Life happened

      1. Meeting old companions is always nice, even you feel tired you might push it aside and spend as much time possible with those old companions or friends

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  1. I am actually grateful that my body started responding terribly to alcohol, so that was a pretty good reason to ditch the six-pack-a-day habit. Totally relate to being able to wake up the day after a bender and still function fine. Then I don’t know what happened, but even smaller drinking sessions left me feeling foggier than I’d liked the next day. Hope you enjoyed your public holiday!

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    1. Same here. After 25, it all went downhill for me. Or uphill, depending on what you find important in life. I don’t mind at all. I rarely drink these days. I do mind lacking the energy to simply enjoy long evenings, film marathons etc. The need to sleep at 10 makes me feel old.


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