I am currently working three jobs. Which sounds far worse than it actually is. I still only work about 60 hours a week, which is the equivalent of having one full-time and one part-time job. People do that all the time.
There are definitely benefits to working all the time. For example, when I was reviewing my finances, I discovered that I have a lower balance on my credit card than I thought and a higher balance in my checking account than I thought. Which is great because I have a very strict saving plan.
However….I am not sure where my social life has gone. Don’t get me wrong, I see people on occasion. Went to Big Lots with Shea on Sunday, had dinner with Lessie on Saturday. But, for the most part, when I am off, I am so excited to not have to work that I do nothing. Literally. Last night I was off and I put on my pajamas at 4:30 and did not take them off. Sadly, this has become my routine on evenings off. I don’t see people, I don’t clean, I don’t go to the gym, I don’t do anything productive.
And…honestly? I kind of hate it. And, I know this seems strange, but I’m not sure how to stop this viscious cycle. I know the obvious answer is just to do something. Make plans with a friend. Go straight to the gym from work. But…I don’t know. I am also very resistant to give up that precious Rachel time of nothingness despite that I hate how unproductive I am.
Am I crazy? Has anyone else experienced this? Yes? No? Maybe so…