Everybody's workin' for the weekend. That's why there's a song about it. Every Friday, every blog lists five great things about their week, myself included. I like being able to post about the minutiae that makes up my daily life. But so many times I see people saying they're so glad it's Friday, can't wait til Friday, etc. And I feel you - I mean, who doesn't love a weekend? But isn't it kind of depressing when you figure that you are spending over half your life wishing for a few days that are over faster than any of us would prefer? Well, it was depressing to me, so like any good blogger, I took my thoughts to twitter and learned that a few of y'all felt the same. In order to support Weekday Awareness, I give you ten things that make Monday through Thursday not suck.
1) Coworker Chat - I don't know about you guys, but I am lucky enough to work with some great ladies. I actually miss them when one of us is on vacation and I like going to them for advice or to tell them my latest stories and hear theirs. Our "catch up time" makes the work days more fun.
2) Friend Dates - Weekday Friend Dates feel extra special - it's like "Hey, I took time away from my busy life to hang out with you."I love seeing friends on the weekends, but when our schedules mesh during the week and we can connect? Even better. Plus, it gives you something to look forward to the whole work day.
3) Blog Posts - Weekends are my blog world catch-up time, and few people blog on days beginning with S. But don't you love reading what your blog friends are up to and looking forward to comments on your own posts? The best stuff in blogland happens while we're all supposed to be hard at work. Would I rather be at home sleeping? Definitely. But, do blog comments and great posts make me happy and make me think? YES.
4) Going to Bed Early - Going to bed early on a Friday? You're a grandma! Going to bed early on a Thursday? You have had a tough week and you are just gearing up to be your best at work tomorrow. Just sayin'. For what it's worth, I go to bed early anytime I can and I don't need an excuse, but I like that my laziness can be equated with responsibility on a weeknight.
5) Real Breakfast - Pancakes are more of a treat and taste better when you make time for them on a weekday. It's just a fact.
6) Better TV - Summer notwithstanding, weekday TV is normally the best. New Girl on Tuesdays, Modern Family on Wednesdays. No one ever wants to rush home and watch TV on a Saturday night. Can you even name anything that comes on Saturday night? (Besides SNL.) I like being able to come home and unwind with my favorite characters.
7) Anticipating the weekend - I love the anticipation for something good ahead - vacations, my birthday, Christmas, the weekend, etc. Sometimes just knowing a good weekend is on the horizon makes me almost giddy. And when Sunday morning rolls around, I'm always bummed that my coveted weekend is almost over. I'll take happy anticipation anytime.
8) Payday - I get paid on a Friday but Andrew gets paid on Thursdays and even though it shouldn't matter, knowing that there is brand new money in the bank account makes splurging a little more okay than it is any other day.
9) A glass of wine feels like a treat - Like many, I enjoy some wine on the weekends. It's kind of a given. But if I have one (or two...) during the week, it's like it's a treat and I earned it.
10) Staying up past your bedtime is an act of rebellion - If I let myself stay up past 10:30, it's probably for something good. It's like going back to elementary school and being allowed to break the rules. And since I didn't break nearly enough rules as a kid, I'm making up for it in my twenties I guess.
So there it is. Ten whole things that make me not dread Monday through Thursday and wish my whole life away. So next time you hear me saying that I can't wait for the weekend, sit me down in front of a good blog post and feed me some breakfast, okay?
What makes your weekdays awesome? I want to share your posts on twitter today so tweet me @lauren1031 or leave them in the comments. I'm going to use #weekdayawareness and you should, too!