Oct 26, 2008

sliding blues...

so far.. in all the years of working, i've always had friday evening blues.
for one, it was the day my content refreshes happened across circles. and i was dying to know how a certain piece was doing over the weekend.
secondly, i used to hate weekends. the only thing alluring about them was that I could possibly sleep in late over the next two days. but if u've worked where i did/do... you'd know that's quite a remote possibility. in all probability, there will be some client working, who'll want to discuss fortnightly plans on a saturday morning.


so i'd come to hate friday evenings. when i used to get back home from work and think of the impending weekend, i looked forward to monday mornings. and actually was excited on sunday evenings, that i had to go back to work the next day. i always used to wonder what it was about monday mornings that people hated *except monday morning meetings and mail-filled inboxes ;)* i had made myself believe that if u liked what u did enough, there would be no monday morning blues.

i still have them blues. but over time... and age, i guess... they've shifted. from friday to monday. i'm actually dreading the forthcoming week. the week is so busy that it seems to justify why i'm here.
has the passion for work dimmed? i sincerely doubt that. i don't think i'd be here if that were the case. and considering that i still categorize movies by "ours" and "crap", i have reason to believe that i'm still the same workaholic. and yes, i still love what i do.

but maybe, over the years, i've realized i need "me time". more than work needs me. also, i've had a fabulous weekend. and despite my current state of missing home desperately, i had fun. the last two days passed away in the blink of an eye. i have ticked off one item on my "to-do-in-10-years'" list. and now, i'm dreading monday. experiencing what is addressed by mortals as monday morning blues.
sigh.
how the mighty have fallen. or... have they?

13 comments:

DewdropDream said...

And to think JUST yesterday we were saying how it was possible anyone could be like you, loving work that much and admiring your passion for work :) What makes me very glad though is that you want 'me-time' now... to do things and tick them off your list one by one, take each moment, examine it, savour it and then let it go. And girly, weekend was the best thing ever. Thank you so much for making me forget how it was nearly ruined for me... I totally absolutely one hundred percently am grateful that you are around and I love you :)

Keshi said...

Time flies and we change too. :)

To be honest, I still hate weekends...dun ask me why!

Keshi.

Pixie said...

I don't like Monday mornings either and it usually takes 2 cups of coffee to actually start working...

DotThoughts said...

loved the title of your post. You are one of the lucky few who loves doing what they do! Happy diwali!

Prats said...

Wow!!! Thats a great oen..ticking off your items on the to-do-list...
And oh yeah!!! I hate weekends sometimes too....when I used to work, i'd love getting back to work....loved the job, and if you love something nothing can take aways the excitement from you...
And life does go one full circle....monday is back again...
HAPPY DIWALI...take care

Pavi!!!! said...

Congrats on ticking off an item from ur To-Do List...

Passion for work..and obsession for work are 2 different things.

The general thot is that if one loves thier job...they ll want to be at it all week long..don't mind early mornins n late nites,don't mind taking calls during dinner, don't mind givin up their sleep or social life.. But i diagree...
By working in such a manner..one tends to burn themselves out soon. Productivity decreases when one works over 8 hrs..thts the logic behind having a 8 or 9 hour day. Exceeding it once in a while is okay..but regularly..is a NO NO..coz then one is not puttin in their best.

I think the phase ur at now..is the best. ur balancing ur work life n social/personal life..both of which im sure..matters to u.

Happy Diwali Gurl:) Sure ur having fun!

Suma said...

hopw you get to tick off more items on that list...

and i love that title...

and you love what you do ....i rest my case...

enjoy your me-time...and have a great diwali...:)

Pinku said...

sweety u grew up late but you did finally...so congrats!!!

Mondays are gross...they are so inhuman....they are just not bearable.

Having said that...lets move on and start planning the next weekend shall we?

K 3 said...

Fallen, nay ... you have risen to a better plain! :) Finding me time is important and well deserved, so hats off to you for doing just that. Here's hoping that the week ahead also turns out not too bad after all ....

Ankur said...

Diwali is a joyous celebration of lights. It is an occasion to rejoice in the victory of good over evil 'n of light over darkness. Wishing you all and to your friends/ family/ relatives/ acquaintances on this festival of lights with my warm greetings. Wish them happiness, peace 'n prosperity 'n hope their Diwali becomes a memorable one.

Cheers!!

La Vida Loca said...

very nice :)
congrats on the achievement :) More power to ya

Preethi said...

Nice title.. thats life.. our priorities change, our blues slide... :) Congrats on ticking off one item .. here's to more of your wishes coming through.. hang in there girl.. only 2 more months to go.. catch you on chat sometime soon...

rayshma said...

preethi: thx! :)
yes.. 2 months more! :D

loca: hahaa... thx!

ankur: happy diwali to u as well.

k3: oh, the week was good. productive and fun.

pinku: hahhaaha!!! i always knew i had growing up probs! :D

suma: now u know what i ticked off d list! :D

pavi: honestly? i don't mind doing any of that for my job. but there are days i don't do it. contrary to burning out... it helps me perform better, think sharper. but yes, now i take the weekend to me! :D

prats :) happy diwali to u as well... :)

dottie: thanks! :) happy diwali! :)

pix: i need my one cup.. but hadn't realized that i need it so much till now...!

keshi: :)

dewdrop: sharrup.. being formal and all... :) i'll love u more if u mail the pics now! ;)