Learning to Be at Home

The dog on the dock

I have officially been unemployed for six weeks! That seems like a long time now that I type it out, but it has not FELT like a long time.

The first two weeks I was home was like a mini-break from work. I did all kinds of things around the house, yard, garage. Spent lots of time with the dog, cats, visited my parents, had lunch and breakfast with friends. Then I had a quick getaway for a long weekend, and back to the grind of being home for a few days. Then I departed for an 11-day trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Denver, CO for my 3rd Denver Pop Culture Con, along with time spent working on my sister-in-law’s public art project, the Selfie Sofa. (Check it out!)

And now I am home again.

And starting to go a little crazy.

In fact, I just watched a video on YouTube of Pugs on video during the day while their owner was at work. And found the cat her own YouTube channel to watch. See what I mean? Crazy.

How to fight the crazy though?

Well, I need to find a job. That would solve so many things. But, my goal is a remote job, so what it won’t solve is the being alone all day factor. So I need to work on that. I also need to get in a better schedule.

I do currently get up between 6 and 6:30am, and take care of the pets as well as some cleanup in the kitchen and get some food ready for Kevin. But after that… I really need to lay down the law for myself. This week I have been taking the dog for a morning walk, which has been really great I am going to continue to do.

Then I think I need to schedule in more time for job hunting, and preparing for interviews. I am not as prepared there as I should be. I do a lot of job hunting, and usually all of it on Monday, but this week I have been plugging away all week long because, like I said, I am starting to go a little crazy.

And write more blog posts! Maybe more informative blog-posts which would inspire somebody to hire me. But for, we’ll just have fun.

Off to walk the dog!

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