I'm going to cross this one off of the list since I have been enjoying my time off since the end of April. Even though I am getting kind of antsy to have a stable income-generating situation, I am really glad I made this decision. I have officially gotten used to having a completely open schedule. I have traveled a little bit, done a lot of relaxing, and definitely got to know myself a bit better. I now know how important it is to incorporate a generous amount of leisure time into your lifestyle and make time to do the things you enjoy.
This also hasn't been the easiest goal for me to accomplish. Lately I have been feeling kind of depressed about not having a job. I definitely am happy to not have a job that I hate, but I am realizing that I miss the routine of working everyday and the fulfillment you do get from having a job. I have been thinking about it a lot, and I think that right now I want a good work/life balance. I want a job that is good enough, but does not require crazy hours or a crazy commute and allows me to have ample free time to do the things I enjoy. I also know that I need to not be hasty and realize what I have when it comes along and enjoy it the best I can.
When it comes time for me to go back to work, I will be rested and rejuvenated and know that I am making a choice to go back to work and take a particular job. I am making a choice that I need to be happy with for now. I will not turn back into the person I was when I worked in a job I didn't like. I will be happy with my choices and enjoy my time as much as I can. I will know why I am doing the things that I am doing and things will rule! Being unemployed is not scary if you are prepared and if I choose to do something like this again, I will be even more ready.