why don’t I have more free time?

This is one of the mysteries of graduating and working full-time. In theory, you’d think that without all the assignments to complete and exams to prepare for, one would have abundant free time after graduating (and, in my case, after finishing intern year and gaining registration). But, no, that does not seem to be the case.

That prompts me to ponder the apparent disappearance of my free time (apologies if that sentence is a bit pretentious)

The main thing that’s bugging me is that I don’t seem to have a lot of time for things like reading. It feels like I’m taking forever to finish reading ‘The Angel’s Game’ (Carlos Ruiz Zafon) and ‘The Book Thief’ (Markus Zusak). (Granted, it probably wouldn’t take as long if I just stuck to reading one book instead of reading them both at the same time.) Just have to squeeze in a bit of reading here and there, on the bus and at the train station.

Also don’t seem to have much time for things like shopping (or maybe lack of energy and/or bothered-ness for shopping). Just something like going to the supermarket to buy the winning product from “Recipe to Riches” before it’s all sold out, or going to buy shoes and clothes and stuff.

It’s not like I work that much. Yeah, occasionally I do a bit of overtime, but I finish roughly on time on most days.

Perhaps it’s because I’m trying to do more – or too much. I mean, pre-full-time work, the main focus was completing assessment while maintaining some semblance of a social life. I didn’t really read (certainly not two novels at once, anyway), didn’t watch much TV (probably did but none that made me want to go out and buy stuff), didn’t have to organise catch-ups because I saw people at uni or wherever, didn’t try to cycle/run every week-end (got enough exercise walking/running to Pharmacy School every day)

I guess it’ll be good to finally take some annual leave in a few weeks so that I can actually have some free time. I have not taken any annual leave since November last year, so I’m well overdue, I reckon.