Why Can't Every Day be Like Friday?
The Ending of a Stressful Work Week
First off, I would like to begin by referring to those of us who work a five-day work week, Monday through Friday. Of course, it would be fabulous if everyday was like a Saturday or Sunday, but many of us don't work on those days, and if everyday was like one of those days...well, we would have no income.
What is with Friday? Well, for me, it signals accomplishment of another five day span of work. I am a school teacher, and my job is stressful. I work in a great public school, have great kids, and a somewhat great administration. However, the stress is very high.
Friday also signifies the beginning of a much needed break from work. When I wake up on Friday morning, I feel differently than I do on the other four days. My stomach is not in knots, I don't feel anxious, I don't worry about what the day will bring, and I am actually happy.
So on to my question: Why can't every day be like this glorious day?
Well, I depend on my income, so I have to work. There are goals to be met, students to be taught, paperwork to be done, and meetings to attend. That is my life for those four days. When Friday rolls around, regardless of any stressors that I have in my life, I know that I have two days to somewhat recover, get caught up, and just relax.
I often wonder to myself: is this what living is all about? Being stressed at work and filled with anxiety of the upcoming days? How horrible is it that four days out of the week I go into work with my mind filled with all of the things that I must do to be effective at my job?
I am thankful that I have a job. I really am. But sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I could make the same salary and do something different each day. Is the grass really greener on the other side? If it was, maybe then I would not live for that last day of my work week.
What do my fellow hubbers think? I would love to hear your input and generate discussion!