Cabin Fever

Happy New Year!  I’ve been thinking about this blog and the posts I’ve been meaning to share and publish and all that jazz, so here I am.  While I did intend for two other posts to be added prior to this one, I was feeling more in the mood to share these thoughts with you (it’s slightly more current than the other ones I’ve been intending to share).

As some of you may know, I recently graduated (another promised post that really is coming soon!!!) from uni – almost three weeks ago actually.  Since then, I have had to take care of the final tidbits to start my new job; tie up loose ends with my school, old jobs, and former residence; move to another part of the country; Christmas; a ski trip with friends from high school; and the new year!  Whew.  It’s been a crazy three weeks.  And yet, it hasn’t.   While the week before Christmas involved moving and the week after involved lots of skiing and catching up with friends, this week has been rather uneventful.  

I have nowhere to be, nothing to do, no one to answer to, and it’s been nice?  I add the question because I’m really not sure.  I am a doer.  I don’t like sitting around twiddling my thumbs and not having any obligations.   But the past few months have been extremely demanding and eventful that it has been somewhat of a relief to be able to “relax.”  Relaxing in my vocabulary, however, is something very different than most people’s definitions I’ve discovered.  Relaxing to me is a day at Disney, diving, skiing, volunteering to clean up a park, reading a good book, watching marathons of a favorite TV show.  Granted, the latter two most people would agree with, but there’s only so long you can do those things.  I haven’t found a limit on the Disney, diving, and skiing options yet.  

Since this year has started, I have enjoyed lazing about my house as the sub freezing temperatures and winds threaten the outdoors.  I read, I eat, I sleep, I watch Scandal, I sleep, I eat, I read, I play with the dogs, I sleep, I read, I eat, I watch more Scandal, I sleep, I go for pizza, I read, I go to bed, and then I do it all over again.  Sure, there’s a few other errands thrown in there, but more or less, that’s what I’ve done the past three days.  It’s been nice.  But now I’ve gone mad doing it over and over again.  I’m done.  I am a doer.  I need to be doing things.  I think about some of my friends or their friends or other people who don’t have jobs, don’t have school, don’t have obligations and I can’t help but wonder what the heck these people do all day.  There’s just only so long you can sit in front of a computer or read a book or watch TV before your eyes get tired.  There’s only so much you can sleep and just sit around!

Or maybe that’s just me?  I’m not sure, but I’ve got a terrible case of cabin fever.  So I will be busy this week.  I’m going to the gym (running in the snow was not my worst idea, but we’ll probably save that for some other time), I’m going skiing, I’m meeting up with people, maybe see a show, and not sitting around here doing nothing.  Anyone who’s free, please join me!  Heck, we could even go bowling – I know a place we can go for $3 a person so money can’t be your downfall!  Just something.  Something to keep it real.  Let’s just do it.  

Happy New Year, readers!  It’s going to be a good one!