work throughout the weekends so Saturdays for me a weeknight as opposed to really feeling like the weekend. Unfortunately my friends with real careers and non-retail generally have the weekends off. (Who am I kidding, I don’t have friends) The issue is that most cool events, shows, kick-backs and most fun things happen generally on a Saturday and I get off work too late to enjoy or it have the energy to push myself to go.
I’m off Mondays and Tuesdays. Yes. The beginning of the work week when no one wants to hang out because well…they just got back to work.
Clearly my social life has suffered but if we’re being honest anxiety and the fear of the unknown also plays a huge roll in my lack of socialization beyond work, classes and the very few friends and acquaintances I have.
My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is play video games, catching up on shows, reading and hopefully writing but I’m hopeful that as it gets warmer I can convince myself to push past the tired and get involved more in the things that I like in real life versus behind the computer or a console. It also allows me to spend some time with my Husband as our schedules are very different.
Work has become consuming, monotonous and negative; things that do not sit well trying to work on your happiness and creativity but I remind myself that there are lots of people who find balance and I would very much like to be one of them.