“There aren’t enough days in the weekend.” ~ Rod Schmidt
What is it about Mondays that make it so hard to get out of bed?
A five day work week doesn’t last nearly as long as it used to. Before you can turn around it’s Friday again and time to start Happy Hour… or those house chores that are always waiting for our attention.
The weekends (or whatever your particular days off from work are) are spent doing: laundry, cleaning, shopping, cooking, banking, etc. If you’re lucky you can squeeze in time for things that YOU REALLY ENJOY (like blogging!)
Time seems to be speeding up in direct proportion to my advancing age and it’s getting kind’ve scary. The older I get, the more things I want to:
- smell…well, you get the picture.
I didn’t realize (when I was younger) how much there was to do once you got older! I was so busy going to work and raising a family that I didn’t understand how many interests I had. They were buried under the day-to-day responsibilities.
Which is why I don’t get people who fear retirement. OK, so you’re worried that you’ll be bored. Or that you’ll schlup around in a robe and slippers and watch TV 24/7. Well, I guess if your job was the only thing that gave you enjoyment, then I see your point. But, I digress…
These folks need to figure out who they were before responsibilities got in the way. Sure, you still have to do the day-to-day upkeep, but now you can devote whole chunks of time to doing what you love most.
Or, maybe you’re like I was and simply don’t know what you love to do. If so, there are many resources on the Internet to help you figure out what your strengths are and where your interests lie. Visit the local library. Take a class. Volunteer. Join a club.
Eventually, you’ll figure it out, your schedule will fill up, you’ll meet new people, and the only limits will be…time!