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An Ode to Mondays

Oh, Monday

So misunderstood,

So undervalued.

While much of the world dreads your arrival and curses your name

To me, you are perfect.

Oh, Monday

My Saturday

My reset day

Each and every week it’s nearly the same

Me, doing whatever I damn well please.

Oh, Monday

For many

So busy

But for me, Netflix and rest and chopping vegetables and kitchen play time.

You complete me (or at least, my weekend).

Oh, Monday

Like this one

Like many

Roasted beets, turmeric lattes, veggie stock from scratch, and a whole bunch of Netflix.

Feeling accomplished and content.

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In my promise to myself to publish every day this month, today I decided to use this space instead of Instagram stories. To be honest though, I’m enjoying the video posts more than I expected and it didn’t take me very long to not care at all about what people might think of me walking down the street and talking to my phone. I live in downtown Portland — there’s MUCH weirder shit that happens here. Follow me on Instagram if you want to check out these stories :)

Today, I just soaked in what essentially is my whole weekend. I work Thursday-Sundays in the restaurant, and I spend Tuesdays and Wednesdays split between school and building my coaching business. So, Mondays are really MY days, and I’m feeling really grateful for that and have just about completely soaked it all in today.

I roasted beets that I’ll put in a salad tomorrow. I made veggie stock with fresh veggies (It’s so good!). I watched a bunch of TED Talks, a couple of episodes of David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” and about half of the first season of The Mortified Guide on Netflix.

Can you see a theme here? I really love our stories and the power they have to connect us to other people. So, today I let myself be inspired by a bunch of people with great ideas, great success, and great courage to tell their embarrassing stories to a room full of strangers.

So, while much of the world goes back to their grind on Mondays, I enjoy a little break from mine.


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