We are not human beings having a spiritual existence. We are spiritual beings having a human existence.
- Teilhard de Chardin
OK, so I'm already beginning to reap some of the benefits of this unemployment thing. For one, I thought it would feel a bit weird not going through the same getting ready for work routine I have for the past eight years. Uh, no...not so much, as it turns out. I'm REALLY beginning to like this "man of leisure" thing...and while it's not what I want for my long term success, there is something to be said for being rid of a bad situation.
I'm discovering the joys of doing things for myself that I should have done long ago. F'ristance, I went to IKEA on Monday and got three tables, a lamp for my bedroom, four knives, a cutting board, three CFC bulbs, AND a pasta spoon for all of $45. File this one under "little victories", eh? I now have the time and energy to pursue some of the "little things" I've been meaning to for awhile. More than anything, I have some time to stop and ponder my present and my future. In doing so, I'm discovering how little I miss my immediate past. Waking up without an alarm clock is something I really could find a way to get used to, knowhutimean??
How much did they pay you to give up your dreams?
I have more quality time to spend with quality people doing quality things. Not that I didn't work with quality people previously, but I can say that I didn't work for quality people. So, while I've lost a few things along the way, I can honestly say that I'm much better off than I was at this time last week. I feel lighter and more at peace with myself and my situation. I never thought I'd find myself in a situation where I'd feel better off being unemployed, but that's exactly where I am...and it feels pretty good.
At some point, I know that I'll need and be wanting to buckle down and beginning planning my next move. For right now, though, I like being in a place where I don't have to be anywhere or do anything. How often have I had the privilege and opportunity to experience this in the way that I am? Uh...well, never, actually...and it feels pretty good.
It's good to be King.... ;-)