This title in and of itself is amusing to me, because “down time” is not something that really exists in my life. I always need to be doing things. I am always either writing (or something related), thinking about my class, doing something crafty, researching people who are on the shows I’m watching… I can’t just relax, despite the fact that I am on Spring Break. While my kiddos are galavanting through warm-weathered locations, I am actively studying for my teacher certification test that I will take on Friday…
Today, I was watching Sex and the City after taking my practice test, and, as usual, I could not relegate myself to just sit there and enjoy whatever it was that the women got themselves into this time.
So in this so-called “down time,” I used my laptop to not look at apartments in my preferred county of employment (as I usually do), but I decided to decorate the apartment I do not have. I pretended I had an excess $5,000, as though I am not dipping into my emergency fund just to buy groceries as a student teacher.
That being said, my imaginary apartment will be beautiful and very cozy, as long as my boyfriend also likes one of the many options I have chosen for eight different categories of furniture and decorations.