We all know that Fridays are tough. You look forward to them arriving but once you are living it, the day goes by very slowly. Sometimes, agonisingly slow. I lived one such day this past week. By 3pm, I already felt as if I had gone through three days in one.
By 11am, I already had worked out, been on four phone calls, conducted an interview, and was part of a hard-to-fathom conversation. By 11am, I also already consumed two large cups of coffee and two Coke Zero cans.
By 1130am, I actually was able to go get lunch. Eating a meal during the day is a rarity for me. I was able to sit for 20 minutes at a Mexican fast food joint, of sorts. I also consumed cola drink number three. Then I was off to run a major personal errand. I signed my loan documents and wired the remaining closing costs fees. I felt pumped and ready to begin my new house life. Yet, I still have to wait four more days till I get the keys. Oh the agony of time and sitting idle.
Well, actually not so idle.
After all that, I had to think through some big upcoming initiatives coming up next week. For a brief second, I allowed myself to panic. However, I soon got my thoughts back together and centered myself. I got this. Occasionally, you have to be your own cheerleader. Sure, others can “cheer” you on, but if you don’t have your own back, you are not going anywhere.
By 4:30pm, I was feeling fairly exhausted. Yet, the day was not over. It never is, really. Whether it is work, family matters, parenting matters or just overall living matters.
Off I went to another get together. I put on my good cheer. I laughed and smiled and counter my blessings when it was over. I treated myself to a Powerball ticket along with a box of Lemonheads. Here’s to hopefully winning. Anything would suffice.