I was laying in bed this morning, day dreaming an revisiting my dreams from the night. I tend to do this when I have time, which has been a lot lately. I finally pulled myself out from the covers and got my work out in, took a shower, ate lunch and watched a few shows from last night. During all this I had time to think about how great it was that I didn’t have a job right now. I decided that I need to make a list of why it’s great to be jobless and why it has been the best thing to happen to me so far.
1. I don’t panic about going to bed on time so I can get up in the morning for work.
2. I don’t have to get up early to get ready for work. I really hate mornings.
3. I have time to keep up with all the pointless shows that I love.
4. Pajamas. Any time you can stay in pajamas is a great time!
5. My car doesn’t need as much gas.
6. I am not tired all the time.
7. I can write whenever I want.
8. If an idea strikes me at 3 am I can get out of bed and work on it.
9. I am able to help around the house more.
10. I have found my laugh again.
The last one is my favorite. I had gotten so stressed and tense that I was always mad or upset. I would yell at my family anytime they asked me something. I was just cranky and hard to live with. I am actually shocked that my parents didn’t thrown in the towel and kick me out of the house. They deserve a reward for putting up with me!
One more thing, I have lost 4 pounds in the first week of unemployment! It could be because of a number of things. I am not stressed, which can cause you to gain weight or have trouble losing it. I get the sleep that I need, lack of sleep can cause weight gain. I am not sitting on my butt all day like I was working. I am not too tired to actually work out so I get to sweat a little. And last, I don’t eat as much. I still have a problem with snacking at night while watching shows, but I don’t come home from work starving.
Why is this the best thing that has happened to me? I have so much freedom right now. I can change everything about me that I don’t like. I can change my eating habits, my energy, my sleep schedule, and I can change my image. This is the break in life that I have needed for so long.
I know that I will eventually have to go back to work doing something. I don’t know what that something is, and maybe I can also take this time to really figure out where I would feel most comfortable. Maybe if I finish the schooling that I have been putting to the side I can get a job at a magazine or newspaper and really write for a living until my books are published and gain popularity.
I am a leo and I need attention. I need a job where I can have some kind of control and spotlight. Maybe I shouldn’t have wasted so much time with computers and just pushed harder for my writing career. The thing though, my last job helped me open up more. I am able to talk to be people a little easier, which may come in handy if I want to work for a magazine. It gives me the confidence to interview people for articles.
It really doesn’t matter what I do, but I will have a career in writing, no matter what it is. I will find a way to make it work right now. This is my moment to shine and losing my job opened up the gates to show me all the possibilities sitting in front of me, waiting for me to reach out and take it!