It’s 10pm, way later than the 4pm alarm you’ve set for a “20-minute power nap.” Startled, you’ve been awakened by the thundering rain violently knocking on the window beside your bed, like an uninvited intruder insisting to take refuge inside your cozy, rented room.
Groggy, you yawned as you rubbed your eyes, still processing the gloomy coliving space, and stretched your body, aching from the abrupt awakening. Right, you remembered. There still are plates left to be rinsed, clothes to be laundered, school notes to be reviewed, and a young adult to get oneself together.
You grabbed the screen-broken phone you accidentally dropped on the floor while sleeping, and snatched the earphones you left connected to the laptop. Tying your hair up into a ponytail, you are now in focus mode. Fixing the papers strewn on the floor, you played the following ambient ASMR background music and lofi beats to accompany you in this long yet productive night ahead.
And… done! Now, it’s 5am. The heavy downpour has already subsided, leaving behind a drenched city that’s lit up by high spirits and lofty dreams. There’s only a few hours left before cooking breakfast--before the smell of garlic and onion being sautéd in butter lingers. And as the orange sunshine rises and hits your gaze, you are reminded that like yesterday, maybe not unscathed, but you’re going to get through this day again.
You got this, roomie!