The heady excitement of joining your spouse in a new country starts waning as soon you wake up to the realities of life. Loneliness creeps up on you as your spouse gets busy with his or her work and you just don’t know how to pass your time. So if you are you running short of ideas on ways to make the most of your time while you await your work permit, read on.
Upgrade your skills: There could be no better opportunity to hone work-related skills. Getting equipped with new skills could boost your career. These skills add on to an impressive resume and your chances of bagging a cool job become brighter. You could learn a new language, improve your communication skills, or get up-to-date with the latest technologies in your field of interest.
Learn the local language: If you are in a non-English speaking country, it makes sense to learn the local language. You are not only getting proficient with the language but will also be at ease when you converse with the local people. The added bonus is of course, the new expertise on your resume.
Explore the city: Once you have kissed your spouse good-bye, put on your sneakers and explore the city on foot. You are not only keeping yourself in shape but also becoming street-smart as you cash-in on the latest deals.
Connect: Distance between families and friends no longer exists, thanks to instant messengers like Yahoo and Gtalk. Connect with all your pals, talk to your family back home, and catch up on the latest gossip!
Explore the net: There are a number of paid blogging sites and you don’t need a work permit to write for them. All you need is the basic writing skills and an imaginative mind to create a blog. Social networking is the ‘in’ thing these days. Join a community of your interest and interact with members, make new friends, and discover old pals. Get creative by learning a new hobby on the net. It costs you nothing and also keeps your creative juices flowing.
What did you do to have a good time while you awaited your work permit? Do you have any other ideas to keep busy?