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Sunday, July 12, 2009

I need to create

I’m laid off again. And being laid off is terrible, as anyone who’s ever been laid off can attest to. The problem is that when you’re laid off, you end up doing very little. You end up spending your free time wondering when the next pay check will come in and when you can buy that other shoe. You think about vacations you can’t take, places you’d rather be, and things you’d like to buy.

And you forget about what you’ve got.

  • Time to read that book you’ve been wanting to read
  • Time to explore your city and environs (heck, I live in SF for chrissakes!)
  • Time to add to your skill set, making you even more marketable
  • Time to exercise
  • Time to volunteer at that worthy cause you’ve been all excited about
  • Time to create

Let’s do it!

3 comments:

Carlos Ferrao said...

I didn't feel terrible about being laid off (actually it was just the contract that ended). I've been using the time to advance my film projects and my knowledge of a lot of subjects I've always wanted to learn more in depth. As long as I have food in my belly and a roof over my head, I will survive.

Clifford said...

Hey man, that's great you're not stressing it. Hell, there's not much you can do about it anyway, and so many better things to do with your time...looks like you've got that covered. Enjoy the down time!

Anonymous said...

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