I wrote the draft of this post exactly two years ago.
And as things go with blogging, you tend to save drafts when you’re not entirely happy with them.
Often they end up on the graveyard of so-and-so blog posts.
Sometimes you come across them months, even years later and you realize they actually became reality.
Like the post below.
So just remember this was written in 2013.
Take it easy!
I’ve been without a job for 4 weeks now, apart from a small project I am finishing up for my previous employer and I hate it.
No, not the project.
I hate the empty moments when I don’t know what to do.
I hate the quietness of non-action.
I hate not being able to use my experience and talents.
I hate getting up in the morning with an empty agenda.
Sure, I’ve got dozens of books waiting to be read.
And I love wasting time playing silly computer games, like Candy Crush Saga.
Enjoy the sunshine with some music in my ears.
It’s not that I feel guilty, I’ve accepted that I shouldn’t do anything.
Just before or move back to Belgium I consciously decided to take a break.
It’s also not because I feel pressured financially.
When my wife and I made the decision to move back, we made sure we had enough cash for about 6 months.
Maybe there’s a little bit of pressure from my dad, who won’t sleep at night until he knows his son is safely back at work.
But then again after 36 years I’m used to that type of pressure.
It’s just that I like to build stuff.
I like to create a business, grow a portfolio, launch new products.
The good thing is, soon I will be overloaded with all of this again.
And then I’ll be dreaming of lazy moments, playing Candy Crush in my hammock.
Because we always want what we don’t have when we’re not living in the moment.