We made it through another 5 day stretch of weekdays!
Yup that;s right it is finally Friday
When I was younger Fridays used to hold not only the relief of knowing that the nest day was a day to sleep in, but the whole day was filled with anticipation for going out with friends that night, maybe a date.
And boy… staying home on a Friday night was not really a good feeling.
Today’s Mental Moment
is just a thought I was thinking.
It was ok if you ever decided you didn;t want to go out, but really didn;t that decision come mostly after there were no offers or possibilities and it was better to convince yourself you chose to stay home.?
I look back now and wonder why it was such a black mark to be at home on a Friday night. Probably a good thing I don;t remember I guess.
As I grew older the Friday anticipation became a normal level of relief with only a nostalgic wistfulness every other week or so remembering the carefree single days. I tried to recapture the feeling by going out but I quickly learned it wasn’t really about going out it was about not having obligations, including and most importantly to other people.
If you are a parent or caregiver or significant other and your other half isn’t there, or if they are but you two together are any of the other things, you can go out but it’s never quite the same as those days when you only had to worry about yourself.
And that Friday feeling is still good and still what we wait for but it’s not ever the same as it was back in the day.
A lot of things in life are like that. Ya know?
TO your Mental State, Whatever it may be,