I used to be a stage manager for touring Broadway shows. I loved my job. I love theatre. I loved the sheer spectacle that I was a part of and entertaining people. Because I was in a new theatre on a regular basis, things changed for me all the time keeping things new and making me have to think on my feet. It was terribly exciting.
Then (after a decade on the road) I decided that I didn't want to travel anymore. I was tired of dealing with airport security. I was tired of not sleeping in my own bed. And I was tired of only getting to see Scott for a few weeks out of the year when we weren't on tour together.
Now, my job is a lot less exciting and I find myself with more down time than time actually spent doing anything constructive. I love to be busy. Being bored makes me eat and makes me despressed. I find that I've become extremely frustrated being at work and doing nothing when I know how much I could be getting done at home (common amoung crafters and artisans wishing to be self employed). On the plus side, I'm still in my field.
I'm tired of feeling like this. On days when you just aren't feeling it, what do you do to help you get through the day?