Taking college courses online. That takes up lots of time.
Since leaving the org..what do you do with the time that you now have free?
OMG let me see
went back to school and got a professional diploma
went back to school and got a degree
raised 2 kids alone
learned how to use and build computers
had a private practice
learned several new hobbies
got therapy (actually one of the first things I did)
made friends - real ones
took real vacations
better question might be what haven't I done
Attend school functions (those were ALWAYS on meeting nights). Let the kids play at their friends' houses. Sit in the driveway on a Thursday night and blow bubbles while watching the sunset. Cook dinner instead of doing fast food. Take a deep breath and be glad for the extra time, though it seems, as some have said, that I'm busier now. But it's happy busy, not have-to busy.
FREE TIME? after wasting my youth and young adulthood in the borg I needed to go back to school, find a career, make a relationship, and learn how to live. I have not had one minute of free time since I walked out the KH door!
what a waste of time that was! my biggest regrets in life.
My standard answer to this question is: "anything I want to."
I feel that anytime away from borg activities is like having Free time. Time to do what I choose to do or do things for the betterment of myself.
Sphere, I’m sorry for your situation. I can relate. But I’m glad I don’t have to sit thru another boring meeting which is a complete waste of time.
Calamityjane and Outnfree, its great actually being able to spend time with the kids and watch them have some fun.
Goofy, I absolutely agree with you on the preparing talks thing.
Freeman, I wish your wife could share that time with you.
Cruzanheart summed it up well, when she said
“ But it's happy busy, not have-to busy.”
When the weather is nicer, I think I'll kick back on my front porch and wave to the witnesses as they pass by on their way to the meetings. Most everyone in my old cong. has to pass by my house on their way. Do you think they'll wave back?
Thanks to everyone for sharing. I enjoyed reading all of your responses.