My Solution to Weekday Woes

The rabble babble of everyday life seems to prompt many people to be working toward the weekend, or maybe working towards the opportunity for a vacation.  It seems to be an endless obstacle course that has you sprinting, only to take a 5-minute break at the end of each leg.  To me, we’re saying the infamous weekday is something to hurry past in order to reach the only part of life worth living.  Why is that? Why are we in a waiting room carousel; stopping off for the weekend and returning to a predictable resentment for the weekday? I say we ditch that crazy circus ride and resist our inner urge to only ‘live’ in doses.

My attempt at a solution for this is by travelling. How does geographical location change this? Well, it doesn’t.  What changes is your mind. The more you surround yourself with novelty, the more you realize that you can continue the practice of new discovery in the everyday.  You can electrify your senses with new flavours. You can energize your spirituality with an alternative perspective. When? Any day of the week.  You see, travelling is not the answer. Travelling is the mediator towards making self-discoveries conducive to enjoying every day of the week like it’s a beach vacation in the Caribbean.  It is the facilitator of the weekday wanderlust and the protector from becoming a drone of existence. To live a life in different spaces is to do your mind a favour and give it the resources it requires to remain active and vivid.  So, place yourself into some new spaces (far or near) and give your routinized brain a shocking revelation.

I’m not trying to say that travelling is the only way to achieve a fulfilling life in the everyday sense.  I guess I’m just an advocate of the idea that taking in new and stimulating environments is a fantastic strategy for enriching the weekday experience.  Whether it be a stop at an art exhibition, trying that restaurant you’ve been meaning to try for a year, or simply turning left instead of right on your way home from work, the weekday does not need to be synonymous with acrimony. You are well within your capabilities to take each day as a blank canvas and paint the story you wish to tell from scratch.  The more lines that you cast to paint within will only leave you less room for a spontaneous and expressive sensation.  Everyday can’t be lived with a complete ignorance of responsibility, but everyday can be lived with intention and fulfillment.

“{..} the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars”

-Jack Kerouac

Thanks for reading friends, go live a life where you won’t regret the things you didn’t do.

Trev ☮

Featured Photo: Taken near the Lion and Dragon Pagodas in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  This photo reminds me that no matter how slim the path, you will find the balance needed to follow through.

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