UMass Boston Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement

Just another manic Monday…

In Welina on August 22, 2011 at 2:30 pm

If you’re anything like me, you know that Mondays were sent from the Devil himself to torture humans for eons to come.

After a few days of solace from the week and time away from the mundanity of a 9 to 5, the last thing I want to do is come back and do it all over again. It’s like a never-ending awful roller coaster. There is the short peak of the ride (weekend) and then the ups and downs that make up the rest of the time (weekday) until you reach another short-lived experience void of all responsibility. Except showering. And eating. You might want to do those things pretty regularly regardless of where we are during the week.

Don’t get me wrong- I love my job and the work I do and my coworkers and my supervisors and my university and my city and my life and the world (have I gone too far?) but the two full days spent in my bed, doing absolutely nothing (except maybe eating, sleeping and Facebook creeping- MAYBE) can set someone up like me for disaster. I tend to get a little too comfortable a little too quickly. “Oh it’s already seven on a Sunday night? Weird, I was just gonna get up and actually do something productive like shave my legs or something not actually productive. Actually.” I mean, 48 hours to do whatever you want without having to wait for your one hour lunch break feels pretty good, even liberating, if I may say so myself. I can creep on that cute boy on Facebook for a half hour, debate on what song lyrics to use for my status for the other half, eat a sandwich, watch some trashy TV, call my mom and complain there’s nothing in the fridge to eat, tweet about having no ‘good food’ in the fridge to eat, nap, text my friend about what we’re doing tonight, and other very important things a twenty-something, usually just waiting for school to start up again to be considered a functioning person in society, tends to do when they have some free time.

Alas, after all is said and done, Monday still comes around to whip us back into our dreaded everyday routine. Usually by force. But by all means, if you’re the type who thrives on ritual and loves knowing what to expect and stuff like creating a “to-do” list comes all but naturally to you, do that! Keep that up! You’re already 55 steps ahead of me and most of our peers.

Closing thoughts: “The weekend” may as well be renamed “the biggest teaser of them all”. Just saying.

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  1. love. it.

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