Today is my first day of unemployment (not technically, but as far as my life is concerned it is). So it's weird. Getting up on a weekday, and I don't have to go to work. It's not a holiday, I'm not sick, I don't feel like I'm on vacation, and yet there's no need to head for the office. I suppose I'll get used to the idea eventually -- it's only been one day! not even 36 hours since I left the office for the last time -- but for now it's a strange thought, not working.
So how did I spend my first day of freedom? Well, to start, I hit the exercise bike after breakfast. Getting back into the exercise habit is a big goal of mine during this time, so I figure I'd better start with it right away. Then I ran errands, woo hoo! Really though, it was nice to be able to do that midmorning, without being tied to lunch hour and working around meetings or whatever. Then I dropped by the bookstore to pick up What Color Is My Parachute, which should help me plan my next step when I get started with that, and afterwards just spent some time outside with a book. Just glorious weather today -- it must have been in the high 70s. For March in San Francisco, that's pretty damn nice. If this a sign from the universe that I made the right decision about my job situation, I'll take it. Finally, I spent some quality time this afternoon with my Deep Space Nine DVDs. Really looking forward to finally finishing those -- right now I'm getting into Season 6, the best one IMO.
Tonight was my birthday dinner. A good group, and T was able to come since he worked from home today. The restaurant was pretty good, although some people were happier with their dishes than others. The ambiance was perfect, though -- classy, casual, and not so loud that 9 people couldn't have a conversation. And I get to check another off the SFGate Top 100 List, which is always nice.
Well, I guess that wraps it up for today. Once I get used to the idea, I think I can look at unemployment as an adventure. Right now, though, it's just plain odd.