Today’s lesson in Blogging 101 is to participate in a blogging event from the Community Event Listings. I chose to take part in the Thank God It’s Monday event from TASTE & SEE … even though it’s Wednesday and not Monday.
Why? Well it doesn’t really make a difference anymore. In our 24/7/365 lifestyle the weekend up and disappeared. Poof. We have days off now and they don’t always line up with Saturday and Sunday. My Wednesday might be your Friday and your Monday might be my Tuesday. For those who work 12 hr shifts they may have a Saturday and 2 Sundays. The communal routine to get off work on Friday, get smashed, go to church on Sunday and ask for forgiveness to start the grind all over again on Monday is no more.
I chose this blogging event because I actually experienced what it is like to truly enjoy Mondays. Things were so bad, that I wanted to put the week behind me and get fresh start. Days off meant a stasis in the status quo. I was trying to prevent things from getting worse and I had to work to get out of it. The present sucked. I was fighting, clawing, and pulling, to drag the future towards me. With that I suddenly loved Mondays … couldn’t wait for them to get here. Forget “the future is now” I wanted the future to be yesterday. Mondays meant new opportunities, new chances, another step in the RIGHT direction. I wanted MORE of them.
Today, I have a less obsessive and more balanced outlook on Mondays. If I love my job, (the biggest cause for hating Mondays) if I love my family, if I relish life, shouldn’t I love Mondays?
After the break of the weekend, shouldn’t everyone look forward to meeting the people they work with? Shouldn’t I enjoy working with them. Everyday is another day to experience family life, not just the weekends. Everyday is another day to produce who I am to my family and their opportunity to produce who they are to me. That is not dependent on a Monday or a Friday.