A Retrospective Look at 4 Jobless Months
I started this blog with a rant about Kelsey's, my workplace at the time. That feels like so long ago! In April I quit Kelsey's, then I went on a 3 week trip to Europe, enjoyed my last couple of weeks living in Hamilton by completing a "Hamilton bucket list", and moved back to Whitby, my hometown. Over the summer I have been living with my parents, working on distance courses through Athabasca University for my certificate program, soaking up the sun, and being unemployed.
Unemployed? More like funemployed.
Urban Dictionary defines "funemployment" as: the state of being without a job, yet having lots of time to enjoy fun activities during otherwise normal working hours.
The question that now plagues me is: did I live up to my funemployed potential? Did I really explore the possibilities of this period of joblessness? I think I have a bit of a handicap because I have been schooling while unemployed, giving me less freedom than other jobless wonders, but I still have more free time than just about anyone else I know (over 18). So, was the lack of income worth it?
The next few blog posts will serve to answer that question as I search for an end to my jobless state and dig deeper into school (all the while keeping my dream job in mind -captain sustainable planet- to keep me focused). The answer will either help me feel better about dipping (errr... gouging) into my savings for the past 4 months, or make my job search all the more frantic to refuel my ING direct account.
First post: Europe Trip 2010!