Week 6 of Funemployment: Discovering My Addiction to Busyness.

Friends have been asking, “How have your plans for your 12-month break changed since COVID-19?”

I am clearly just one of many people who has had plans derailed by the global pandemic.

I am also acutely aware that I am extremely privileged to have “how I spend my time” as my biggest concern.

Oftentimes, I just don’t respond because I don’t have anything meaningful to reply with.

I stopped writing for a while because I felt like whatever I had to say seemed so trivial compared to news of the pandemic. … Read More Week 6 of Funemployment: Discovering My Addiction to Busyness.

Yes I’m Unemployed, But No I’m Not Free All The Time.

Day 27 of Funemployment, 19 March:

On hearing news of my resignation, many well-meaning loved ones reached out:

“Woohoo! That means you have more time to meet up right?”

“Can you help me with this project since you have so much time now?”

As much as I knew these were said with the best and most loving of intentions,

I felt overwhelmed by the tsunami of requests on my time and energy.
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5 Books Which Helped Me Build the Courage to Take 12 Months Off Work.

This post contains affiliate links. I didn’t make the decision to resign and take a year off work on impulse. It was 2 years in the making. During this time, I was often confused, scared and anxious. Thankfully, I wasn’t alone. I was able to lean on the wisdom of many others to figure out… Read More 5 Books Which Helped Me Build the Courage to Take 12 Months Off Work.

Changing How I Feel About Food From Pain to Pleasure: Eating as Practice in Self-Honesty.

I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for a long time. Whilst food is genuinely an enormous joy for me, I usually feel terrible after a meal. This may surprise you. I’m generally known to be a careful, healthy eater (I did just write a post about being vegan!) Very often my meals include a… Read More Changing How I Feel About Food From Pain to Pleasure: Eating as Practice in Self-Honesty.