Recently I’ve become unemployed and have a bit too much free time on my hands. For the past week I have looked over job postings, done my master’s degree homework, read straight dope, and in general not left the apartment. I’m out of books to read on my shelf, out of movies to watch on my list, and definitely out of ideas.
Well, I’m going stir crazy from the lack of things to do. You can only cook, play around on the computer, and exercise for so long. My employed friends are probably getting sick of me calling them everyday, but dammit I’m bored! Being unemployed, I don’t really have the budget to go do anything that costs more than a couple bucks (and even then I probably shouldn’t spend the money anyway). I’ve tried to pick up a few hobbies, join a few groups, but they just don’t take long enough. I need something that will fill more hours in the day.
For example, I tried joining a local board gaming group. Great, that’ll give me something to do. And it did, for about 6 hours one day. Ok, 6 hours down this week, 166 hours left to fill… What can I do with all this free time?! There has got to be some more time intensive hobbies I can undertake that aren’t going to cost much. I’m all up for volunteer work, but as a 24 year old male those options seem limited. How do housewives and bums do this for years on end?