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No More Case Of The Mondays

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Every week I see mention of this on Facebook and Twitter...

Thank God It's Friday

I hate Mondays

And I think, "Wow, I used to say that."  

For many years, I was so unhappy.  There were mornings where the alarm went off and I cry, literally! Tears coming out of my eyeballs.  This is not a healthy way to start the day. WTF?? I would go to bed feeling miserable because tomorrow was just a repeat of today.  Long train ride, rushing to work from the train station, sitting in an office doing work I can give two shits about, rushing back to the train station, long train ride home.  I didn't think I would ever be able to get out of this routine.

I longed for weekends or days off just so I can work on my jewelry, something I had a passion for and WANTED to do.   Why can't I spend more of my time doing what I enjoy? I dreamed of being my own boss, work my own hours, earn a living just by making jewelry, and spending more time doing what I want to do because life is short man! Well, I always considered myself to be a big dreamer, and sometimes those dreams were a little too big and may have contributed to my unhappinesses.  I needed to give myself a reality check.  Even though I was getting tired of jewely, I was forcing myself to stick with it because what else would there be for me?

You may feel like you're in a similar situation.  A lot of my "creative" friends have expressed similar groans.  While you may have dreams of doing one thing that will get you out of that 9 to 5 gig, keep yourself open to opportunities.   It may lead you in a different direction you didn't expect to go.  This direction can turn out to be much more satisfying and rewarding.

This week I officially started my new job with Rogue Social and can I tell you, I am so happy.  For the first time since my 20s, I feel genuinely happy with where I am in my life.  I don't dread Mondays and anticipate Friday 5:00 pm.  It hasn't always been easy being home, making less money, shifting my focus but I have no regrets.

Are you feeling stuck? Have you gotten out of your rut or working your way out of it? 

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