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so I've graded one paper and I don't know if I can grade anymore. sudden onset of burnout-itis is calling me to go for a long walk or a long draw or a long nap even.

how do people work 40 hours a week? or is it that most 40 hour a week jobs don't really take that much mental exertion? I can barely keep myself to a relentless schedule for more than two days or I start to feel like I've been put in jail.

maybe I'll do one more. I want to play or read or something. go to a gay diner in the castro and have dinner alone and then walk home. is it antisocial not to want to go for your thanksgiving invitation? does it matter if it's antisocial? is there something wrong with wanting to spend a holiday alone? I'm just not up for a crowd, you know? that is, I'm not up for a crowd that wants to interact with me. I could go to a crowded restaurant and sit alone and be quite fine. is this pathological?

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daisydumont
Nov. 24th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
> is this pathological?

i wouldn't think so. it seems ok to me to be introverted and comfortable in one's own company.
zyrc
Nov. 24th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
actually, i have to come that i almost prefer spending the holiday alone. i like the choice. company or alone. as long as i have the choice, i'm good alone.
agoraphiliac
Nov. 25th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
"I start to feel like I've been put in jail"
Yup. That's how it feels, the 40-hour work week. That's how my 30-hour work week feels, too.

--Also, no, I don't think it's pathological.
agoraphiliac
Nov. 25th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
Re: "I start to feel like I've been put in jail"
I meant, choosing to be alone for the holiday is not pathological.
uberdyke
Nov. 26th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
is that a new icon?

it makes me quite happy.
headline wanted - happy_jack_2005 - Nov. 27th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
eriktrips
Nov. 27th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
so that's how it goes. yes I could do a "40 hour" week where I was only working 20 hours. that's pretty much what I do now--there just is no water cooler or conference room to bloat my schedule with.

and I decided it was fine to be alone for thanksgiving. at least I had a choice. some don't.
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