"If I didn't work, I'd get bored." I hear that sometimes, usually after the speaker has just spent several minutes complaining about his or her job. Or, "It keeps me from being bored."
Not me. Indeed, work is the sole aspect of my life that occasionally does bore me. Talking to my boyfriend? Not boring. Reading? Nope. Watching a movie? Could get boring for a few minutes, but then I just turn it off. But during a conference call with one of my committees, the danger of boredom is high.
The thing that has always irritated me about working, and before that going to school, is that I never seem to have enough time to do all the things I want to do. My passions aren’t expensive, but they are time-consuming. I manage to spend a lot of time on the things that I love to do, but it never seems to be enough!
Ten things I’d like to do today if I didn’t have to work:
- Write a new chapter in my novel.
- Read the entire archives of ProBlogger. I don't care about making money blogging, but he has a lot of good tips about blogging well.
- Mess around with my camera and take a picture for the header of this blog.
- Go thrift shopping.
- Work on the biography I’m researching on this woman.
- Take the train to Canaryville and walk around. This Chicago neighborhood has a lot of houses with interesting yard decorations.
- Hang out with R.
- Rethink how my Roth IRA is invested.
- Work on my delicious new freelance project.
- Speaking of delicious, make a cheesecake.
If you didn’t have to work, what would you do today? If you don’t work, what are you doing today?