Even though I am not legally on house arrest (since I am out-n-about on a $10,000 bond thanks to the signature of my parents). they have instilled the house arrest rules on their own. I do not really blame them though. I mean, if I go out and mess up, they lose $10,000 and none of us want that to happen.
Any of you who have ever been on house arrest know that it stinks! Do not get me wrong, it is much better than sitting in jail (I’ve done that too), but being confined to one’s home while the rest of the world is taking part in other activities can really get to a person’s mind. Well, at least to my mind it does.
So what are some things to do house arrest? I researched this topic, and to my amusement, I found mostly a bunch of stupid answers. Some people responded, “get high,” “churn butter,” and “drink beer.” Um, no thanks. For most of us, getting high and drinking is probably what led us to committing our crimes from the beginning. Now, the whole churning butter thing, I would give that a try (if I got bored enough).
Okay, so now on to some helpful responses. Some people suggested watching Netflix. I think this idea is wonderful. I have recently started watching Netflix, and I love the wonderful selection of shows and movies it has. Sons of Anarchy is my favorite show so far. Within two days I watched two seasons of the show and fell in love with it.
Exercising is a wonderful idea, if you can turn it into something more than an idea. Every day I keep telling myself I’m gonna exercise, but it has not happened yet. I guess I haven’t been bored enough.
I am a paid freelance writer, so being on house arrest has not affected my employment. If you are looking for some ways to make some money while confined to your home and you have any writing skills whatsoever, give writing a try. An excellent company to be employed through is Textbroker. They accept all types of writers and have a multitude of subjects to write about.
Enhancing Your Spiritual Life
Lastly, if you are a believer in God, try getting to know him a little better. My relationship with him has grown extensively since I got into legal trouble. Some of God’s greatest works come from people who are bed-ridden, as well as those people who enter into the criminal justice system. Through our weaknesses, he makes us strong. For me, the best way to strengthen my relationship with God is by reading his word…the Bible. Every troublesome time within our life, like being on house arrest, holds a great lesson within it that we are supposed to learn. Try learning your lesson. Ask God to show it to you.
To all the readers of this posting, if you have never been on house arrest, I hope you never have to. For those of you who have or are, best of luck in finding things to do on house arrest. I think the number one thing to do is not waste time being jealous of the people out in the world who are carrying on with their normal lives. For me, not being jealous is hard. I very badly want to be out there doing what normal people do. But I’m getting better. Just remember, you aren’t alone. Thousands of us are on house arrest. And chances are, almost all of us are doing the exact same thing … surfing the Internet.