Updated: Mar 15, 2021
This past weekend, I spent the last of our Christmas vacation at my parent's with my family. We visited relatives, watched some fireworks, and took in the first snowfall with a spin on the bikes to the cabin. (I’m a Bay girl, so yes, I love a good spin on the quad.) Mom cooked a feed of fish for lunch then we packed up the kids and the dog and headed back to town in the late afternoon.
As the kids slept in the back and my husband and I chatted about the fun time we had, I realized it was not always like this. This time last year, if I was at my parent's house, I'd be packed Saturday evening to go first thing Sunday morning. As we would get closer to town my shoulders would get a little heavier and my smile and my energy levels would go down as the evening drew near.
You see, Sundays brought so much tension to me. It was my last full day of enjoyment. It was the day I had to get everything ready to start the busy week ahead, the last bit of freedom until Friday.
I know what you are thinking… This girl is a little crazy, but I know I’m not alone on this one. I see so many people post on Facebook about dreading the “Monday Morning” or asking why the weekend couldn't be longer.
Now I embrace my Sundays. They are just another day to enjoy with my family and friends.
Why the sudden change...right?
The change is because I took control of my life rather than my life controlling me. Woah, let’s read that again. I took control of my life rather than my life controlling me!
I left a career of where I fit in a box, where no matter the work I put in, the output was protected by a glass ceiling. Can you relate? Now, let’s get real here. This did not happen overnight, nor was it received well by my friends and family at first. But today, here I am enjoying a coffee on a Monday and sharing my story with you.
This past year has been incredible for me. It’s been a year that I would have never thought possible. Again, being real... yes, days are hard and I've doubted myself 1000 times, but I have never looked back.
Do you know where all this bravery and passion came from? It came from putting the focus on me! I knew I needed change. To me life has so much more to offer than just Friday - Sunday. Everyday of the week would be a constant rat race and 2 days were not enough for me. Yes there were a ton of opinions and comments, but I put that aside and focused on me (and my family of course).
So, if you’re like me, someone who dreaded Sundays, let this be your wake up call.
“You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever dreamed of!” So take some time to get to know you again and start enjoying life a little more!