This is my first week of not having a job (but still having a paycheck) and I have been trying to enjoy some of my newfound free time, but people are stressing me the f*ck out. Almost everyone I talk to, who knows my job situation, projects onto me their fears, their worries, their stories. It makes me not want to talk to anyone, because all I get is other people’s anxiety with comments like “OMG, what are you going to do?”, “If I were you, I’d be freaking out”, “if it was me, I would have been looking already”, etc, etc, etc. With all of this type of energy directed my way, I can’t deflect it all and some of it does get to me and makes it hard for me to relax and enjoy things that I want to do
Even after I explain to people that I am still on the company payroll for up to 3 months and that then I get my severance package of another 2/3 months of pay, people still make me feel like taking a few days off for myself to relax and regroup is a big mistake and that I should finding a job ASAP.
Let’s hope I am not mistaken in wanting to take some time off from the rat race. I’d just hate for people to tell me “I told you so”, fingers crossed, I’ll be the one saying that.