Monday, February 22, 2010

Boredom

For the past 3 weeks I've been working an average of 11 hours per week. This work schedule isn't too much different from when I was an assistant, which in other words means that I have too much free time and not enough things to do to keep me occupied . Ok it's nice that I got to spend time with Christophe who was on vacation for the past two weeks and to spend time with the puppy instead of leaving him alone for a few hours at a time. But this is getting ridiculous. I'm waiting on a few classes to start but until then, I'll be twiddling my thumbs, watching the same music videos on Virigin 17 again and again and glancing outside to see how crappy the weather is. The weekend I've been keeping busy and taking the puppy out for long walks and seeing friends. Yesterday we finally had a sunny, cool day in Besançon. Naturally everyone went outside to take the weekly "promenade de dimanche". I wish I just had some large amount of money set aside so that I could go away for a week to Florida or some other warm destination. I hate this weather. I don't know if I can live my whole life in this kind of climate. A tropical island might be my destiny.
I know that I could come up with several different projects to work on but when I have this much free time, the time just seems to drag on and I'm not motivated to do anything. And as I'm not working a lot, the next month's paycheck will be itty bitty so I need to be careful about what I do.
My father suggested that I write about the history of Besançon and about the sites here. It's an obvious idea but I just never did it before. Not only will this be good for readers who would like to know more about this city but it will give me something to do! So for next time, I'll have something posted about this wonderful city!

3 comments:

Andromeda said...

That would be cool to read about the city, from your perspective! Everyone gets the winter blahs, maybe I'll do the same for Metz, much more interesting than summarizing my memoire progress, since that's all I really do now.

Amber said...

I hear ya on the winter blues! I'm getting pretty fed up of the perpetual cloudiness. And i'm the same way -- when I have too much free time, I lose my motivation and i'm pretty much good for nothing. Here's hoping for some sunny skies in the near future!

Katie said...

Yes I just saw the weather forecast for my area for next week, and it won't be under 10°C and there'll be sunny skies as well! I think that will do all of us some good. Yes Andromeda, I would like to read about Metz as well. I'll be trying to update as often as possible on Besançon. I(though I still haven't written the first post).