Remember how I said that being unemployed is a good thing? Well, this is one of those times for me. I have a friend who is recooperating post-surgery, so I’m actually hanging out with her for the next few days. And since she lives semi-close to family, I get to see my mom and sister, too. I’m not sure if I’ll see my dad on this trip or not – that’s one of those things about being related to pastors, you never can tell what the schedule will be like.
Once I get home from this jaunt, I will hopefully be able to start making some plans for myself in terms of how I spend my time. I do like the freedom that comes from unemployment but I tend to get a little stir-crazy being at home. That feeling has been exacerbated lately, so I really do want to find something outside of the house to keep me occupied. Maybe that’s a job, maybe a volunteer stint. I’ve done some emailing of professional contacts through the church, so hopefully something will pan out. In the meantime, I get to have a few days away enjoying the company of people I love. And when I get back, Crossways will start, plus I’ll be getting into teaching Bible study myself on Sundays. Oh, plus there’s a wedding at church labor day weekend and our ChristCare group, wow, it’s going to be busy in the evenings and weekends. I just need something to keep me occupied during the day.
What I don’t want is to work full time, though. That much I know. It’s too hard on our lives to introduce another full-time demand into the schedule. I was just sharing with my friend tonight that I’ve only had one full-time job in my life, and that was only when Travis was in seminary. Good thing I met him, I can just sit back and be a “lady of leisure.” Whatever that is – like I could actually handle sitting around doing nothing all day. But it is kind of fun for a little while!