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The Leaving

What’s hard for me about Mondays isn’t the getting up.

It isn’t the schedule or the commute.

It’s not the people I work with or even the work I do.

What’s hard for me about Mondays …  is the leaving.

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  1. Oh, MJ, I can relate. Several years ago, I worked about 20 miles away. Every morning I HATED leaving Motor Man! Sharing your home with someone you LOVE is truly a blessing.
    Love that little quote too. Hope you have a good Monday!

    • … thank you Dianna. I knew you could :). We so enjoyed a cozy weekend at home, the fridge full of leftovers (=easy time of it for me), books, a warm fire, a cuddly dog, football on the telly and just a relaxing time. It’s hard to pry myself away from all that’s good 🙂
      Happy Monday!
      MJ

  2. So true. It was such a needed, relaxing and wonderful long weekend. And I’m dreading the walk out the door!

  3. Great post! Sums up so many “leavings”….

  4. You’re right…it’s about the leaving. I retired from five days a week and reduced it to two + consult online at home. I love being home plain and simple.

    • And to that point, Georgette, I always cringe a little when I meet or get to know others who never seem to want to be home. I enjoy my job but I love my home (and the peeps in it). Cheers! MJ

  5. I completely get this. I enjoy my job and even look forward to getting back to the routine after too many days away. But it’s also really hard to extract myself from that “home” routine when I’ve had the luxury of a few extra days.

    • …definitely miss it when I’m away from it for a long period of time (work that is) but yes .. extraction is difficult after several lazy days in a row :). MJ

  6. I can understand your feelings of wanting to stay home though I’ll give you a different point of view….maybe your coworkers and customers at your workplace NEED MJ there to be their “battery charger”, to be a positive influence in their lives and to lighten the atmosphere there (provided your not a mortician). Of the paths that you cross during your day…how many do you brighten and lighten? Probably more than you’ll ever know.

    • Aww .. what a nice thing to say, Rich. 🙂

      I stopped after work tonight to pick up a “ship to store” Cyber Monday purchase + some other gifts. The older man ringing my order up was new, but he was so sweet and patient with my request for “as many gift receipts as I can get.” We had a little chat and it made me feel good to know THIS customer didn’t lose her patience with him either.

      I appreciate your kind thoughts and perspective, MJ

  7. I dislike Mondays so much that the thought of them often ruins Sunday night. Isn’t that horrible? As you say, it isn’t the job or the people I work with. It’s just getting into a slower rhythm and a sleepy morning with a casualness to it that gets lost on Monday. By Tuesday I’m over it and back into the game. But Mondays, yikes!

    • I understand, Renee. Sometimes I don’t sleep as well on Sunday nights because my brain starts racing forward; it has to shift out of my sleepy, contented weekendness … I suppose.

      Once I get up & get going I’m fine, too, but it’s the leaving that gets me every time .. MJ

  8. Completely agree with you, MJ!

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