For the past couple of weeks, most of my time has been spent on reading and writing entertainment news. I’m still getting the hang of things since it’s very different from what I’ve been used to. And I’m not exactly a fan of news that appears conversational or those that veer away from the inverted pyramid style — save for New York Times news articles, which I think are always beautifully written.
Spending half of my days reading and writing about celebrities doing mundane things has got me thinking about time and how we use it. Some are more than lucky to be spending time on things they absolutely adore, while others seem to be stuck on jobs they hate and wait for time to pass. In all honesty, there have been many times I told my husband that I would much rather be doing something else with my time. But we don’t all have the privilege of having our passions earn us a living. And there’s really nothing wrong about trying to love your job, even if it’s not what you wrote on your friend’s slumbook as your “ambition in life.”
If you’re spending most of your time on something you don’t exactly love but can’t really get out of, hard as it may be, try to find at least one thing that’s good about it. If it’s next to impossible to do so, make sure that you allot time for things you actually wouldn’t mind spending n hours on.
While I believe I’m getting the hang of things at my current job, I still daydream about my business attempts a lot. I think the key is to do well at what you’re supposed to do while continuing to spend time, no matter how little, on what you really want. That way, you get to accomplish more. I’m not entirely sure about this idea’s effectiveness, so I’ll let you know if things pan out the way I hope they would.
I’ve never been a big fan of the idea of “right timing” until Sara Bareilles announced that she’ll bring her Little Black Dress tour to Singapore a week or so after I resigned from my previous job. See, my last job gave us the means to live rather comfortable lives, without needing to think much about what to spend on. But I’ve already mentioned in a previous post that there are things that you can’t exchange for monetary gain (in that case, my sanity). You can just imagine how off the timing felt for me. If she announced the Singapore leg of her tour months ago, I would’ve been able to afford to finally see her live. Ah, but things happen for a reason, don’t they? And, timing, I’ve come to learn, really is a bitch.
On Time Out
The good thing about my new job is that I get to choose my hours. But that’s also the bad thing about it. I haven’t been going out a lot. Not that it’s something new, though. I’ve always preferred reading a book at home than going out and be among throngs of strangers. But a wise old lady interviewed by HONY said that something happens when you push yourself to go out. So I’m going to give it a shot and take breaks and drag my feet out the door. I think I’ve spent too much time worrying about how to make a living, I really need to time out.