Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Downtime

It's now the start of my second week without a job, and it's been a bit strange so far. I've learned some things about myself, starting with the fact that I don't seem capable of sitting still for very long. I don't know if it's because I'm freaking out about not having a job or if I just don't know how to relax, but apart from a couple of days when I took one nap, I haven't given myself much down time.

I'm spending my days applying to jobs, interviewing, looking for side gigs, talking to recruiters, and staying active (and sane) with hot yoga and the gym. In the next couple of weeks, I'll also be working on an application for a grad program at the American University of Paris.

This is not at all the image my friends have of how I'm spending my time. When I talk about how tired or sore I feel, they look at me like I'm crazy and make comments about how easy it is to not have to work.

I don't know how much longer I can go without having a job and feeling like I actually have a purpose, but I'm hoping this doesn't have to last long enough to make a difference.

Have you ever had downtime from work (by choice or not) that kept you as busy as you were at work? Did you ever take a real break?

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