You spend most of each day talking to recruiters, potential employers, going on interviews, reading and posting to the job-boards, tweaking your resume, or performing the work which generates the money you need to pay bills.
You have a single thought: find a good job or project as soon as possible.
You have a single desire: find a good job or project as soon as possible.
When you drink coffee in the morning, you do so because this will heighten your response time, making you a more desirable candidate or project member and taking you one step closer to finding a good job or project as soon as possible.
When you consume food, you do so not to enjoy it, but rather because your physical body requires it to create the energy you need to talk to recruiters, potential employers, go on interviews, read and post to the job-boards, or perform the work which generates the money you need to pay bills.
There is no rest, no breaks, no games, no enjoyment, no hanging-out, no weekend, there is only this: find a good job or project as soon as possible.
Occasionally, when feeling a reckless need for distraction, you tune the small TV in the corner to a cable news station. This creates background noise which partially masks the constant sound of your neighbor’s home renovation project.
Sometimes, late at night, when you’re really focused and working hard, you can hear the cat speaking to you in low tones. But when you look in his direction, he’s just sitting there, staring at the back of your head, motionless.