Welcome to the Sunday Pop-Up, where I write about whatever pops into my head instead of going on a diatribe about something.

I reserve the right to go on diatribes. They are just less likely today.

Tonight was a 2:33 wake up, which is better than 12:33.

I got about 4 and a half hours of sleep. People keep asking how this doesn’t bother me. The only thing I can think of is that it doesn’t bother me because I don’t resist it. I cannot think of any reason to get sideways with something I cannot control. I am not willing to start taking medication to sleep, so there isn’t anything to be annoyed about here. I get out of bed and have a few hours of quiet to myself. If I can, I go back to sleep.

I am 39 now.

Being 39 doesn’t affect me in any significant way. I am not even sure that 40 will bother me very much. I don’t have a bunch of stuff that I feel like I have missed out on or that I’ve wasted my life because it’s my life. This is what I am here to experience, and I embrace that. I haven’t been many places or seen a lot of the cool stuff we are supposed to see, but I think that will change over the next 20 years.

I am trying to invest in some foundational things that will allow us to have a little more freedom going forward and to build something for our kids. I did the math and figured out that if we invest more money that we make each month for the next 26 years, we can retire with a modest income at 65. It’s a good thing I don’t see myself ever not working in some way. I am also super fortunate to have a job that doesn’t put much wear and tear on my body. I am good to go so long as my mind holds out.

Barbara said I might have guilted people into staying subscribed to this blog by talking about how my brain freaks out when I lose a reader.

I said I am not above emotional blackmail to keep my mailing list. That was really not the point of the post though. It was supposed to be about how we cannot let the opinions of others sway us too much, how we don’t ever really know why a person did what they did, and how what people do is about them, not us. I did not convey that very well.

For real though, I’ll cry if you unsubscribe.

I’ve been writing these in Omm Writer lately, it is a whole different writing experience. Well worth checking out. That’s an honest recommendation, the only people who have reached out to advertise with me so far have been hook-up sites because I wrote a couple of posts called Cheating Cheaters Cheat and Cheating Cheaters Keep Cheating. These advertisers didn’t really fit with the vibe I am looking for, so I had to turn them down.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday and a great week.

Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. You never know when it will be too late to do it.