With the unemployment rate at 9.4% I often wonder, where are all these unfortunate folks? What are they doing, and how are they spending their time? There are only so many hours in a day, and days in a week, that a person can spend endlessly job hunting….
Many jobless souls have turned to the web to share our stories with others. There is a bond that forms quickly when a group of people share a common misfortune. There’s nothing more comforting than sharing your struggles & challenges with other people who can relate to you. People who are in your shoes or, wearing the same pajamas, so to speak.
A “laycation” forces many people into unchartered territory. A world filled with sleeplessness, internet surfing, tv watching, overeating & pajama wearing days. Motivation can be at an all time low and your self esteem can be down in the dumps after you send out countless resumes that seemingly disappear into no man’s land. In my personal attempts to enjoy some “Active Leisure” I have turned to the internet to share my day-to-day observations, and to fight to keep myself mentally active. This journey has taken me to the underbelly of the unemployed… where interestingly enough, I found countless other people, just like me, working their way through their excess of free time.
Blogging has become my sanity… A reason to focus my thoughts. A way to share my frustrations and know that I’m not alone. The number of “unemployment blogs” are significant and each one gives you but a glimpse into the life of a professional who wants nothing more than to be gainfully employed. Some blogs share career tips & job hunting advice and some are just mere attempts at delivering a moment of humor into an otherwise overwhelming and unfortunate circumstance.
Please share your own unemployment stories or your perhaps examples of how you are spending your time. Sometimes it just helps to know that you are not the only one!
(You can also join my page on Facebook to share there if you prefer) Unemployed Active Leisurists on Facebook.