Late 30s

I was wishing my best friend a happy 36th birthday recently, just 6 days before I was to turn 37.  She said, “its the last year of my mid-30s”. And I responded with, “Oh, wow. I’m about to be considered late 30s, aren’t I?  I hadn’t even thought about that yet.”  You see, I don’t typically give my own age much thought. I kinda feel like I turned 30 and time froze (mentally, at least).  But, it didn’t. It’s now 7 years later, and I’m in my late 30s. I’ll be 40 in 3 years.  Weird.  But let’s just leave the 40 topic alone for now.  More on that in 36 months, which is like, a loooong time from now.  I mean, years…it’s years away. I’m so young.Continue reading “Late 30s”

Mondays Don’t Have To Suck

What is it about Mondays that brings on the eye rolls?  Don’t vomit, but I truly think that we should look at Monday as a fresh start.  Sure, it means that the weekend is over, but we all knew it was going to happen.  And while it may be sad to say goodbye to a fabulous weekend, it can also be exciting to say hello to Monday.

Here are my top 3 ways to make your Mondays better.

1.  Get a new gig.
Yeah, easier said than done.  But if you MAJORLY dread going back to work every single Monday, then I’d say you need a change.  And making that change may not be as complicated as you assume.  Whether you make an abrupt change or a gradual one, you can totally make it happen.  Watch this video of mine about considering less traditional jobs.  Maybe that will give you a little shove in the right direction.

2.  Schedule something enjoyable every Monday.
Give yourself a reason to look forward to Mondays.  Schedule your favorite exercise class on Mondays, save your fave TV shows to watch on Mondays or make Mondays a date night.  Even if you spend the first part of your Monday at work, you know you’ve got something fun lined up for afterwards.

3.  Write about your weekend.
Write a Facebook post, complete with pictures, all about the great weekend you had (annoying to some, but most folks like knowing about your adventures).  Or simply make a list of your 3 favorite things about your weekend.  Either way, you’ll be expressing your gratitude, which is a great way to make any day go better, not just Mondays.