After thinking about my ideal day, and starting to incorporate parts of it into my non-ideal day, I thought I was on my way. The absence of work outside the home from my ideal day bothered me, though. I’m not in a position where I can step into freelance coding, and I’m definitely not at the point where my writing can sustain me financially. But I figured I would get there.
And then the unthinkable happened. Last Thursday, five minutes before I was due to leave, I was told my contract at my client had been canceled (along with many others). I was told to pack up and get out. The next day, my company laid me off, to “get me off the books.” Because I’m an hourly worker, that means no severance.
So now I have a chance to do an ideal day, as I work on deciding what to do next.
It’s a scary proposition. As the day stretches blank in front of me, I realize that I could easily waste these precious days with drivel. But I am determined that this time off will be productive, relaxing, and happy. And that means I have to apply everything I know about self-discipline and productivity to keep me on track.