Don’t Wait for Friday

Guess what today is?

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No…nothing to do with Bailey.

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It’s hubby’s birthday!

We’re going to be celebrating tomorrow…and we’ll do it Eat In Month stye! :)

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I didn’t leave work till 6:15 pm and then I worked on zumba choreography for an hour or so. By dinner time I wanted to something fast and easy.

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Hubby suggested Earthfare burgers and I was instantly sold. He even picked them up on his way home from the gym.

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And for dessert – a hot carob drink. Mmm.

Don’t Wait for Friday

The title of this post was inspired by a quick hallway conversation I had with a random co-worker a couple weeks ago. I had just escaped my cubicle for a quick bathroom break when I passed a man I’ve never seen before (not too unusual) in the hall. As is polite to do in offices, I said hi and asked how he was doing. He replied that he was doing well and was “waiting for Friday.” I responded that I knew exactly what he meant. And I did. With crazy busy work weeks, I am often caught in the vicious cycle of trying to survive the week just to enjoy another weekend. But you what…as I thought about my hallway conversation, I thought about how silly that truly is. So many of us discredit the week days and live for the weekends. What are we doing people? There are 5 week days and only 2 weekend days. Granted, weekend days typically have more free hours and not everyone has the same schedule (work Monday – Friday), but you get the message, right?

I don’t know if you’re guilty of waiting for Friday, but I totally am. Sometimes I get into a rut where I just work all week and count the days and hours till the weekend arrives. I’ll get into a habit of work, zumba, eat, blog, sleep, repeat. I’ll often plan events and get-togethers on weekends only, but why? Why not enjoy seeing friends, watch movies, and do other enjoyable activities during the week? Why wait for the weekends to do something fun? Break up your routine! Get out of your rut! Do something different!

So, this week, dear readers, I’d like you guys to make the most of your days. Don’t wait for Friday. ;)

I’ll leave you with this quote:

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” ~ Annie Dillard

Do you “wait for Friday”?

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Comments

  1. says

    I totally wait for Friday! Although most of our time is spent on school stuff =/ Can’t wait till that is over! Those burgers look fantastic! Chris brought me soup tonight and it totally hit the spot :)
    Hope you guys have a wonderful birthday celebration!

  2. says

    I couldn’t agree more with you. Even when I start the awful Monday work week, there’s always someone that always asks, “is it friday yet?” I used to always plan things just for weekends, but within the last year, I’ve started to go out on weeknights because it’s less crowded, and plus you get to meet more people, not to mention the awesome week night deals some restaurants have. I’m going to ramble, but it’s partly why I miss college too (there was always somewhere to go each night).

  3. says

    I wait for the summer. lol
    I try to add some free time to all of my days, making my life more balanced than before Christmas. But still, I study as much on weekends as I do on weekdays :P.

  4. says

    I am looking forward to some big changes in my life that will definitely allow me the opportunity to truly make the most of everyday instead of watching it go by in a blur (working full time and going to school makes me lose track of days quick!!) :)

  5. says

    Im going to put that on my facebook status, its sooo true. A lot of my friends start counting down the days until friday on SUNDAY!!!! It drives me bonkers…why would you wish your life away?!

  6. says

    Diana, you ROCK because of this post, really! I didn’t used to be guilty of this habit, since I am a student and work irregular hours, but since living together with my boyfriend who works fulltime, I yearn for the weekend to spend all that time together! but it’s silly really, because we spend a lot of long relaxing evening together… maybe I’ll suggest hitting up the movies tonight :) thanks!

    x sabine

  7. says

    OMG I was just talking to my friend about this. The whole hustle through the week just to make it to the weekend thing. We really miss out on so much by thinking like that. Love this post!

  8. says

    Guilty as charged! I always say today is going by fast; almost the weekend. Or this week is dragging. True, we need to embrace each moment and not wish our lives away.

  9. says

    I have to say that having four day weekends in college has really made me realize the importance of EVERY day :) We’ll see how that translates into the “real world” when I have a “real job,” but I agree with you- the weekend is too short to live for!

  10. says

    Happy Birthday Dan! I do wait to schedule things on the weekend, but mostly because my schedule doesn’t allow a lot of free time on weekdays. What precious little time I do have, I need to decompress to get to sleep and workout. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve become more of a homebody so I really enjoy this time of relaxation on week nights.

  11. says

    I think I may be alone in this-but I prefer the weekdays. I’m in college and I love how scheduled my weekdays are. I know what I’m doing and when I’m doing it. I hate sitting around and a lot of times on the weekends that is what I find myself doing.

  12. says

    I usually don’t have an option but to wait till friday b/c I’m so busy ALL the time during the week, but if I have a night off from working then yeah I definitely live it up (usually by reading a good book and sleeping, or a movie if I”m feeling crazy! lol)

  13. says

    Such a great reminder, I’m totally guilty of waiting for Friday. Just last night I sent an email to friends to make plans for Fri and told them “I need something to look forward to to get me through the week.” Definitely going to try and change that perspective!

  14. says

    oh my gosh, I used to think like that, but I can say with certainty that I don’t!

    Each day of the week has it’s own unique special-ness and I almost always look forward to it.

    Like pizza Tuesdays…and Movie night Wednesdays…

    Work is work and I’ve even learned to apprecieate that being away from home…saves me from dusting duty and than I always look forward to sleeping in on Saturdays and staying up late on Friday nights.

    Every day is special in it’s own right.

    But I’ve been there too so I KNOW….I just got tired of being so holding my breath for Fridays.

    xoxoxo

  15. says

    i have certainly been guilty of waiting for friday. but i made it one of my goals for this year to try to be more mindful of living in the moment and NOT waiting for the weekend. it’s hard to change your mindset, but i think i’ve been doing pretty good with it!

  16. AlisonJ says

    I am right there with you, and I hate it!! I’ve been trying to do things during the week, which helps, but also makes me tired come the weekend! I’m aiming for a good balance!

  17. says

    Your timing is perfect. Just last night, I had dinner with a woman whom I consider to be my mentor, and I kept saying that I couldn’t wait for Friday. She said, “Don’t wish your life away!” and it really struck a chord with me. I guess that I can always look forward to Fridays, but I need to realize that my life doesn’t begin on Fridays and end on Sundays. :)

  18. says

    I’m totally guilty of this – I think it’s hard for me to fit something “fun” into my work days because I work full time, have a long commute, and also like to work out, sleep, and see my hus-to-be and dog. Being well-rested is very important to me. I try to plan at least one lunch out during the week with a friend, though.

  19. says

    I totally agree – life is too short to wish more than half of our lives! I try to do things that are fun in the middle of the week to break things up – and I try to approach my “work” things with a different perspective, to enjoy them more (although this doesn’t always work).

  20. says

    I am so guilty of this and when it first started I thought it had everything to do with my old job. When I got my new job I vowed to never let it be like that again, but it is hard to follow through. It is so hard to schedule things that break-up the wash, rinse, repeat cycle of the work week.

    Any suggestions for fellow busy working ladies? :)

  21. says

    Well I’m really glad to hear that there are LOTS of other people guilty of waiting for Friday. I would say I’m in a general funk about having to go to work from Sunday night to Tuesday afternoon. That’s pretty sad. I really need to start planning things during the week so that I stop worrying about the fact that my job may be slowly sucking out my soul. Yikes. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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