Entry 60: To Each His Own
I was organizing my artwork and showing a few samples to my brother when I stumbled across this gem:
I was in college and Spring Break was around the corner. Many of the frats were talking about going to Cancun or Florida, while I was looking forward to doing nothing but eat, sleep, and play some video games.
My co-writer for this comic, on the other hand, said she planned to spend her week reading and studying, but she said it like she was excited about doing so. I appropriately called her a nerd, and I was dumbfounded that she found joy in spending her free time with her nose between books.
That was years ago, and while I was employed after college, I had no Spring Breaks. Now that I am temporarily unemployed, my Spring Break is a little longer than normal, but it also happens overlap with my brothers' Spring Break, which is this upcoming week.
So what does a 9 and a 16 year old do with their time off? Video games and sleeping in, most likely.
My dad, who is retired, likes to make the most use of time as he can. If he has a set schedule and someone disrupts his pace, he can get aggravated. The same goes for us; my brothers and I get annoyed if we have to pause a game for some errand or chore.
The "worst" case of this is when my dad takes his children to an unknown event/location. He enjoys the surprise we are about to encounter, but we all fester with pouty faces in the back seat of his car. But every single time he takes us to a new place, we always leave wishing we could stay longer.
So while my brothers look forward to converting their brains into mush and my dad taking us outdoors (because it builds character), I will spend most of my time doing the same thing I have been doing for months so far: working on my résumé.