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The joys of unemployment!

I'm used to writing down "student",when I'm asked about my occupation. I went to the dietitian today and I was confused. What should I write down? unemployed? I picked graduate! To be honest, I don't mind being unemployed right now. I can catch up on reading ( I have over 50 books to read!), watch shows and movies ( I need to watch LOST, the whole five seasons!) and I need to lose weight and exercise on a regular basis. I'm trying to reorganize my life and myself. I'm going to use being unemployed for the purpose of self-development. As much as university was fun, it was draining. You don't have time to do anything other than coursework and when you are free, you are still doing university work. I'm starting a list called "Reem's self-development Phase" , Can you give me ideas ladies? What should I do? Recommend a book, a place to go, something to buy etc...


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Sarah Golightly's picture


I am sure many share your current situation out there. It sounds as though your calendar will already be quite full given your reading and fitness schedule. I also recommend savoring this time, because there is always time for work, but not always for periods of rest and self-improvement. I would also recommend documenting any key learnings in a journal, diary, or even spreadsheet! Whatever it is that helps you recall those times when things just seem to click.

Kizzie's picture

Thanks for the great idea, I

Thanks for the great idea, I bought a diary, I need to start keeping a diary:)

noora's picture

books to read...

I can relate to your situation, i was out of work for a while... Well, books to read, i would recommend
Love In the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Marques
The Witch Of Portobello- Paulo Coelho
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We will be killed with our families- Philip Gourevitch
The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho

Well, i hope you like these books, if you like movies, i would recommend
P.s I love You

Have a blast and remember to keep smiling.

Kizzie's picture

We have similar taste! I have

We have similar taste!

I have The Alchemist. I've read Gourevitch's book:)

I should read the witch of portobello and love in the time of Cholera. I have 100 years in solitude:)

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