Friday, 29 November 2013

Possibly Volunteering Again

I might indeed be volunteering again. As I said before I'm becoming saner than before but this has the downside of realising what a mess my body is. I'm also realising just how much free time I have. Probably too much. Almost definitely too much. To that end, I have considered taking up volunteering again. I'll just be working afternoons but it'll get me out of the house and even be some decent exercise. I'm not massively interested in the social aspect but thems the breaks. I suppose I could just ignore people anyway. It's what I did before and I'll do it again if I have to.

One of the worst parts of being unemployed is all the free time you have. It's very easy to get stuck in a rut or get used to having so much time. That makes it quite difficult to get out of it, or be faced with your lack of time. If I was writing every day then I suppose I'd have an excuse. I'd have something to do at least. Unfortunately it seems I can only write for a few hours a day and I can't write every day consecutively. I have no idea how I can write so fast sometimes. I wrote something the length of three books in seven months. I tend to write at about 1000 words an hour. Which actually isn't as impressive as it sounds.

In any case, volunteering would give me something to do and keep me busy. Physical activity will even help me sleep at night. Probably. There's also a good chance I could actually end up more sleep deprived. My problem now isn't getting to sleep, it's staying awake.

I think I'm going to go back some time next week. I have to go into town Monday afternoon anyway so I'll probably go in early, and go volunteer for a few hours and see how I feel. Maybe me and my boss will even convince eachother to go back to the gym together.

Okay I doubt that one will happen, but as my doctor said, find a starting point and go from there.


  1. Sounds like a good start. Volunteer work is always a great use of your time and is always a good thing to mention to potential employers. Good luck to you.

  2. There's just too much free time when we're unemployed Mark, it is a fact for sure. I realised that man after a while when I was unemployed. Volunteering again is always good because it obviously is more experience for getting a better job. You have worked your ass off volunteering in the past though, annoying it hasn't already led to work some day, it's not your fault though.

  3. volunteering is a good way to get back in the can also make connections that may lead to a job as well...i have been there man...being unemplyed when you want work is so hard...and it is easy to give up hope....dont give up hope...

  4. Having been unemployed, I can concur. It's not all it's cracked up to be. Volunteering sounds like a great plan-you'll get your face out there. And that's never a bad thing.

  5. Yep. Do it. It will be hard at first, but then you'll start feeling better and maybe want to do even more!

  6. I remember while at uni, volunteering for Oxfam - it was the best thing I did - had such a blast! and would love to do such a thing again. I hope to do so when I retire! I wish you all the best with this venture! Take care


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