The more I think about it the more I think it is odd how bored I get. I have a lot going on in my world, I usually have more than necessary. Everything from school, teaching, volunteering, and taking care of my health. Yet, over the last couple weeks I have found myself getting antsy and wanting something more.
Likely not a surprise to many, but oddly a surprise to myself, I started searching for a job. Yes, yes, I know my full time job is to finish my doctoral studies and do not worry my supervisor is excellent at reminding me about this fact. But I just feel like I could do more, that I should be doing more. Not to mention I am quickly running out of savings so having a little bit of an income would be helpful; I do not live a cheap lifestyle.
When I am bored I tend to waste a lot of time. I watch more television. I pace around my apartment more. I wander the isles of the grocery store when I know I only need two or three items and I attend to my social media more regularly. I find it fascinating how having more to do leads to greater productivity yet while I have plenty of time it takes all of my energy to write a 500 word grant application.
If I had unlimited funds I would travel the world and pay someone to transcribe my thoughts into a piece of art, or my dissertation. But to fill my boredom I will seek a job. Maybe it is time for a city change; I have lived in Victoria longer than most places I have resided as an independent adult. I say independent because I technically live on my own and for the most part support myself but I still sometimes rely on my parents to support my travels and eating habits. Thanks Mum and Dad!
What do you do to fill your boredom?
One final note. When I work with children and youth and they tell me they are bored I get them to define boredom. They often get frustrated and I secretly think it is wonderful. For me, boredom is when I get an itch to do something but I do not know what that something is. Is that even a fair definition? Okay, I’ll stop rambling and let you get back to your day!