I have a thing about Monday mornings. I think maybe I’m weird. Not that anyone that reads my blog has any question about that but what I mean is, I love Mondays. I know, right? I can't help myself. The possibilities on a Monday morning are endless. I love that.
I wasn't always this way. I used to hate them. When I was in school and hadn’t done my homework or studied for a test because I stayed up late reading, they were the worst. Getting up and getting my kids out the door on a Monday. Not fun. Grouchiness prevailed here on Mondays and I didn't look forward to that.
Now I wake up Monday morning and even though sometimes it’s stressful trying to get going after a busy weekend, I’m excited about the possibilities a new week brings. A fresh start. I always believe I can accomplish way more than I ever will but that is unimportant. Monday morning I’m sure this week will be the week I get so much done.
Of course by the time midweek hits, the majority of the blinding enthusiasm has dimmed to a glimmer of “I hope I can get something accomplished this week” kind of attitude. After all the obstacles life throws my way throughout the week and the reality of what I can realistically get done sets in I don’t feel quite so confident.
Somehow even though I go through the same disappointment every week of not accomplishing everything I set out to do, I still can’t wait for Monday morning to get here. I love my family and enjoy my weekends. I love the break, it refreshes me but while I'm off hanging out with my family and relaxing, the muse whispers for me to come back. She has ideas. I wonder about what's next in my current work in progress.
Of course the reason I love Mondays is pretty clear. I love being a writer. I love that I get to do this full time and for the first time in my life I’m figuring out what it means to love your job. And to love Mondays.
I told you I’m weird.
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