I started this year coming out of a long term relationship. 3-years, engaged, and failure was a bit much for me. I was also working a ridiculous schedule of 9:30 to 10. I normally have a tough time waking up in the morning, so having a schedule like that made it even tougher. Broken hearted and exhausted from work, I had decided to make some life altering changes. All the usuals.. Eat right, start my projects, get in shape, save money, blah blah blah.
But come May, my schedule had changed. I had made minimal progress on my new life and attitude. I was having so much fun going out, meeting people and just being a clown. I was trying to be responsible for so long that as soon as I didn’t have any responsibilities, I started feeling good about myself and self-development took a back seat to just chilling.
It’s true that I’m not getting any younger. I feel pressure to get things going before I become one of those 30 year olds living in my moms basement just fucking around. But I hadn’t had rest in so long that i decided that I’m taking a mental vacation for the next few months. I’m not going to worry about saving money, getting cancer from smoking, furthering my prospects. THIS is development. Chillin, worry free. When else can I call a time-out on life? never. And I’m taking the opportunity when I can.
Lunch time is social time here at my office. People ask each other to lunch to build rapport, make friends and hang. With my new found attitude, I’ve been taking my breaks at a cafe for an hour just smoking my cigarettes with a double espresso, trouble and worry free, without pressure or stress, without thoughts. It’s really fanastic.
Korea’s a great place for life-time-outs highly recommended!