I was having a conversation with a friend who has been unemployed for about 6 months now and I was expecting him to be downtrodden and somewhat ashamed that he is still not gainfully employed but instead he is really enjoying his time off work. He started writing, and just is pursuing things he has always wanted to do but didn't have the time to do before. He is following his bliss so to speak. He's absolutely beaming and happy. He had a good paying job before yet he says he is fortunate to have the luxury of having so much free time for selfish pursuits. He says people call being without work now "FUNEMPLOYEMENT". I can relate somewhat since I took a leave from my steady employment to do some desperately needed house renovation for a rental house and honestly, I am greatly enjoying the time doing something different and being away from work. Has anyone else had the experience of being unemployed and actually enjoyed being unemployed?