What is (f)unemployment?

“This is the time for small paycheques and big memories” – unknown

This is my favourite term that I chose to embrace when I woke up on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Unemployment is such a negative word (at least I’ve felt it is), there is a certain stigma around it.

There is stress around where your next paycheque will come from, fear that you have slowed down your career, or my very popular “stare at the ceiling and overthink your decisions.”

So, instead of doing the above (although I catch myself falling for it at times), I got out of bed and went to the gym, then I went for a run, then I watched a RomCom, then I took a nap, then I went out with some friends.

They key to (f)unemployment is to get out of the house and ENJOY life. Embrace this chapter as you may not know how long you’re going to be in it. If you’re able to, don’t rush into finding work. Catch up with people you haven’t seen in awhile. Maybe you can go and meet some new people. Find a hobby. Go for a walk (or run). Read a book. Take a course (or heck, go back to school). Try a new eatery. Do something you don’t normally do! Just try not to run through your savings (or blow it all away if you’re into that).

I kicked off my (f)unemployment with a BANG (literally).

*disclaimer* you may have multiple meltdowns. I sat in my car for a good five minutes when I realized I was not going back to work. It’s okay to cry and grieve what you lost. For me, it was purpose, friendship, income. Fortunately, there will be other opportunities to experience those things; the world isn’t over yet.

Current countdown till I fly out: 9 Days, 16 Hours, 25 Minutes.

There’s still so much to do before the big adventure begins.

Onwards,
-Zaighum

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