I am currently unemployed, but I constantly feel like I can’t get everything done. I am not sure if I have become less efficient in my unemployed-ness or if I have more diversions that I feel like I should be able to accomplish now that the 9-5 (ok, more like 8-8) isn’t bothering my schedule. Always one to get bogged down with choice, I find a lot of what is o
Oh my goodness, I open more tabs on my web browser than any sane human. Most of them are “to read.” Psychology Today blogs, all my “Lifehacker”-themed blogs, my RSS reader, travel writing, The Economist, the dailies (NYT, WaPo, CNN, Guardian or IHT), the trades (Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Mediabistro), the other media (Altantic, Salon, Vanity Fair, Slate, Grist, the -ists for DC and NYC, Blogher network), the gossips (People, Deadline Hollywood, Gawker), my Twitter feed, my Facebook feed.
Stuff to Learn About.
I am currently obsessed with happiness and quality of life research, global economy, the job market, geography (want to learn all countries and their major cities and landmarks), media literacy programs, healthy living/healthy diet, slow food movement, community/small farm agriculture, micro-financing, the growing social advocacy movement, community building, and sustainability. Oh and wine. I used to know a lot more about wine, but now I am a lapsed wine enthusiast.
Stuff To Do.
I want to sew some clothes. I need to finish a crocheted baby blanket. Blog. Write. Conduct a little of my own research. Bike (or at least build up my biking ability). Learn a new language (I am thinking French). Baking a cake from scratch. Making my own pasta. Researching recipes. An online/interview project I have been tossing around in my head for about a year now.
Other Pretty Important Stuff To Do.
Job hunting. Networking. Figuring out an awesome business plan so I can work for myself. The first two things take A LOT of time. The third thing is just difficult in general…especially if you have perfectionist tendencies because you shoot holes in everything.
There is more for these lists, but I have become distracted again. The open tabs in my browser are beckoning me with things still unread and jobs still not applied for and geography quizzes still not taken. I must go for now and will try to resolve not to neglect you as much and try not to let all the choice abounding paralyze me. Damn you paradox of choice!