Feeling Jobless

// October 4th, 2007 // Blog

I don't know what to do with myself.

Had all these plans last week, of what i would do after submission.

They kept me going through the stress of a fast-approaching deadline.

Deadline gone.

Work handed in.

Me sat in front of computer.

Sniffling. Sneezing. Coughing.

(I have a cold)

What to do now?

No energy… no motivation… want to go out… but to do what, exactly?

Ramadan nearly over.

I don't even feel like it has truly begun.

I think i have PTSD: post-thesis stress disorder.

10 Responses to “Feeling Jobless”

  1. What about all those nifty projects you had in mind? Maybe it’s time to start. Or maybe it’s time to relax, sista!

  2. iMuslim says:

    I know! I want to start them… i think the cold is getting in the way… i don’t feel tired, or sleepy, so no point getting in bed. Don’t know where to begin… no focus!

  3. Sumera says:

    Such is the case post-education! Its kind of hard to fill and occupy time once studies are out of the way and jobs are non-existent. Volunteer perhaps? Oh, what projects were you wanting to start?:D

  4. iMuslim says:

    I have a few projects in mind, Sumi. :)

    I have big plans for Ijtema.net, but can’t really start them until after Ramadan, as not all the Ijtema crew are available, plus it involves a lot of discussion and collaboration with other sites… hard to get hold of people, especially during last 10 days, which is understandable.

    I think i will feel better once i am over the “holiday” if you know what i mean… Ramadan doesn’t feel like Ramadan when you’re on “holiday”. :(

  5. AnonyMouse says:

    *Hugs*
    I know how you feel… I was on holiday the last 10 nights of last Ramadhaan, and I felt mopey and listless…
    Here’s a suggestion – go buy yourself one of those simple craft projects, a little cross-stitch kit or somesuch, and try it out. It’s fun, quiet, doesn’t require too much energy, and (if you do it right! :P) you have a lovely finished product when you finish.

  6. Yay I can FINALLY start commenting on your blog again with no guilty feelings that I’m distracting you away from your thesis :) I know how you feel you know. GOD do I know how you feel. Just don’t do anything for now- throw yourself into worship and try to catch laylut al qadr and ask God for guidance on what to do next. He’ll help you :) Great to have you backy!

  7. hema says:

    hey—y iMuslimxxxx
    i would love to have free time during ramadan! enjoy it while it lasts.
    you could teach?;)

  8. Sumera says:

    So true, when the painters are in Ramadhaan doesnt feel like Ramadhaan. I can get back into the swing of things now although I’ve got a feeling I need something to kick start me :-/

  9. iMuslim says:

    Mouse: that is such a sweet idea – are you trying to domesticate me?! ;)

    Uniquey: Jazakallah for the advice, hun. :)

    hemster: not another person asking me to teach… :P

    Sumi: The longer you’re on, the lazier you get. :(

  10. AnonyMouse says:

    Domesticate? Nahhhhh, it’s just another outlet for expending creative energy… even Muslimah biker chicks need a bit of homey chillaxin’ time! :p

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