For the first time since film school I've found myself with an abundance of flexible time. In contrast to the twelve hour days that I was putting in just a few months ago, it's amazing to wake up and have no stress, no pressing deadlines, and start each day fresh. This isn't a new permanent way of life, but it is the silver lining that's come from being laid off.
Not having to wake up early and deal with the winter weather, being able to read books, indulge in cooking myself nice meals, catching up on missed movies, playing video games for hours at a time, hanging out with friends, working on personal creative projects, etc. has been like one big throwback to student life. It's all a bit indulgent, but I also feel like I'm making up for the last few years. My old schedule has been shattered and I'm now in the mindset that I just need some personal time - hence the lack of posts and activity online in general.
It's not all lazy days though. I've been driven to write some proposals for potential projects, I've got a few photo shoots planned for new blog content, and in the last week I've gone out of my way to catch up with lots of people that I haven't seen in months. The job hunt has obviously continued as well, and the proposals have played a role in that. These days it's been all about embracing the transition, and I've realized that this downtime is something that I genuinely needed. I'm feeling more optimistic by the day and I think I'll come out of this feeling better than ever.