Observations of an
Some observations from my third (fourth?) week of forced unemployment (time ceases to have much structure when you’re unemployed):
 
-Getting up at 10 every day can be addictive
 
-I think my 11-year-old daughter is a closet stoner; her stomach is bottomless and every snack she makes has some combination of bacon, butter, and cheese.
 
-One of my dogs has really bad gas.  I haven’t figured out which one yet.  This will require some further investigation.
 
-I really need to begin the process of beginning my own business but I can’t seem to take the first step.  Weird.
 
-Puberty is finally landing on my 14-year-old son.  He has developed a guido mustache that makes him look like Speedy Gonzales or a 70’s porn star.  He is blonde but the mustache is dark and is just coloring the edges.  It is difficult not to smile when he is talking to me; I keep staring like Austin Power’s at the MOOOLE!
 
-It’s amazing the people who reach out to help when you are laid off; there are some who I barely know and they reach out every other day.  There are some who I thought would be all over it but from whom I’ve barely heard.
 
-My cat, Jeff, needs a buddy.  He is WAY too inquisitive and if not watched closely, will pull everything down from the pantry shelves.  He also likes to grab bread in the package and take off like he stole something (I will invariably find it in my closet or under my bed covers).  You haven’t lived until you have seen a REALLY fast cat ripping across the living room with a loaf of bread hanging from his mouth.
 
-I used to travel a fair bit but now I am stuck in the house with the kids all day (we homeschool).  Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can “travel” for business while unemployed?
 
-My family has been crazy supportive and I don’t deserve them
 
-I’ve been binge watching “Gotham” with my daughter; damn good show.  Who knew?
 
-This presidential election cycle is a three alarm shit show.  We will truly have to make the decision of who is the best-looking horse in the glue factory.
 
-Finally, (although this is not really an observation but more of an ah-ha moment) my wife pointed out that the reason I have had difficulty getting started with initiatives for my own business is that I am too focused on the drudgery of those initial steps instead of focusing on what they will translate into.  I have to see the big picture and look forward to living/experiencing my own business and how that will feel as contrasted with the typical BS of corporate America.  Rarely in the corporate world can you say what you really mean; I can’t wait to start my own business, generate a bunch of opportunities/income and then be able to tell that difficult customer to F**K OFF!  Obviously, in any new line of work, you are just trading one kind of problem for another but new problems that come with the ability for me to tell people to F**K themselves are ones I would like to experience!  So, I will use that as my North Star and see if that will help me stay focused and productive.  Until next time…

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  1. When you have your own business you will be working 24 hours a day. The amount of ass kissing will increase not decrease. None the less I am sure you will succeed. Best of luck!

    Posted on February 7, 2016 at 7:59 pm