Excitement. Desire. Anticipation. Shame. Alienation. So different from others.
This is just to name a few of the secret feelings I experience. I've never really explained this to anyone before, as it's so hard to put into words. What on earth could I be talking about? What could I find to be oh so exhilarating, that others instead tend to hate?
I'm sure you've heard terms like "Monday blues", as well as many others, all pointing towards the fact that Mondays are the dreaded day back at work after an enjoyable weekend. Well, here ya have it folks, my odd, unusual feelings are about Mondays. Ever since I was in college, and my weekdays spent in school were my sanctuary, my place of safety, then these feelings only got stronger when I became an entrepreneur.
Why is this, you may ask? I know, I know, Mondays are notoriously the most negative time of the week, because it means your break is over and it's back to the daily grind, as they call it. While for most people this is the case, I am a very odd person who always counts down the days to Monday.
Here are two thoughts behind my madness.
1) Opportunities happen - Call me a nerd, but I honestly feel like Mondays are so full of possibility and hope. After being what I call "stuck" for two and a half days, the world wakes up again. Businesses open, people go back to work / school, and things start happening again. Emails come in, phone calls get returned, and people get productive.
2) Yes - As I gain experience in the business world, I realize how important it is to reply to that email, answer that phone call, and make those connections happen. I tell my clients the same thing; say 'yes' as often as you can, because you never know where it could lead. Business relationships, affiliates, clients, etc., the possibilities are endless. In short, this is how I feel about Mondays as well. The week opens up, and so does your potential.
What are your thoughts / feelings about Mondays?
Now, as promised, I will be sharing some super exciting news with all of you! As an early holiday gift, my magnificent wife surprised me with a monthly subscription to SQUIRMY AND GRUB'S patreon! Before going on, I feel the need to casually mention that this happened on a Monday.. Along with fun merchandise and livestreams, we also get the chance to do a ONE-ON-ONE VIDEO CHAT with them!! Pardon the caps lock and all the exclamation points, I just really want to show my level of enthusiasm. Guys, this is seriously a dream come true. I almost cried when Gen told me. Since around the beginning of the pandemic, watching Shane and Hannah on YouTube has brought me so much joy and laughter.. being able to meet and chat with these two will be so amazing! As they are major disability rights advocates, I feel like there is so much I can learn from them as well. I will do my best to keep you guys in the loop regarding our experience as their patrons... pictures of their merchandise to come!
In the meantime, have a great two weeks till my next post!