What if this time without work was a gift; not a sign of failure; not a source of anxiety? What if I KNEW that I would have an income again in four to six months; how would I spend this time? Would I travel, take a course, take an exercise class, volunteer? How would I spend my time if I were not worried about finding work and making an income? Would I meditate daily, pull out my paints, fix up the house, catch up with old friends? I am not sure.
A friend has challenged me to see this time without an income as a gift. She has encouraged me to use the time for pleasure and inspiration; not to waste it obsessing over job sites. She has suggested that I live my life with the belief that there will be paying work in four months. So, the question is: “What have I always wanted to do that I have not had time to do?” So, I am giving my Self permission to dream….and see what comes to the surface.