This week, I will turn 38 years old. This past weekend, I decided to celebrate my birthday with a party. Why? Why not? Too much of my life in the past year involved going and going with not much enjoying. So a break was in order.
It was a great break. Friday, I went to EPCOT with my Mom and Aunt. It was a lazy day, a wonderful day, with two wonderful whom I love more than life itself. My aunt and my Mom met in college over fifty years ago. Aunt Joanie may not be my blood aunt but she has loved me from the moment I stepped foot on this earth. We ate and chatted and just had a good time. It was well worth taking the day off work and playing hooky as my boyfriend calls it. Saturday was the birthday party and my house was filled with family and friends as well as music thanks to Mr. Kevin aka the Professor. He gave me a nifty gadget to record my poetry and other story ideas. Sunday was restful and a trip to the beach. My feet ended up in the ocean. Something that I love to do whenever I get near the ocean. I felt great right up until I woke up this morning.
Today, I took off job number one, but failed to take off job number two. Thus, it really was another manic Monday that I wished was a Sunday. Even if it did begin at 5:30. Nap time wasn’t productive. I wasn’t productive knowing that I had to go to work. I wander through this day and made no headway on the to-do list or cleaning up the house after a party. (And to be fair, to my guests, there wasn’t much cleaning up that needed to be done, just putting things back in their pre-party places.) Mostly, I just wasted time which lead directly into my mini manic Monday. I did it to myself. I failed to plan and ended up driving myself crazy, which isn’t hard to do since my main profession in teaching.
My only regret is not taking the whole day off. Take time for yourselves and don’t cut yourself short. Take the whole day off celebrate yourself even if it isn’t your birthday.