Monday, September 19, 2011

I'm gonna tell you what I really think I like about Mondays

“Cause they feel like Saturdays
When you don't gotta go to work
Every day is a holiday
I wake up when I want to
I do anything I wanna do
Can't wait for Tuesday”

So, I don’t want to rub this in, but I haven’t been working for 3 weeks now, and I have to say, it’s really nice.  Working straight for the last 7 years has worn me down.  Yeah, I always take my vacation days, but it never really feels like I can get away for very long.  My aching wrists are sure thanking me for the time off.  I have actually had a hard time adjusting to a flexible schedule.  What am I supposed to do with all these unstructured days?  It feels really strange not having to be anywhere.  For some reason, my body hasn’t adjusted to the time change very well either.  I tend to have a hard time getting to sleep, and I get really tired around 4-5PM (midnight to 1 SF time).  I’m starting a Japanese class this week so maybe the fixed schedule will set me straight.  I don’t know where my time goes, but the days just zoom by.  I expect it has something to do with all the sleeping in and searching for food.  I’ve also worked my way through seasons 1 and 2 of Community and spend a fair amount of time browsing the internet aimlessly.  It’s not like I’m doing nothing though.  I spend several hours a day studying Japanese, but the thing about studying is that I can’t do it all the time.  If I study for an entire day my mind feels super numb and I wake up the next day only to realize that I didn’t learn very much.  I need to study in bursts and then have some time to absorb what I’ve learned.  Some people seem to be natural language sponges, soaking everything up, but that’s not me.  For some reason, I’m really bad at languages.


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