Bridge to Monday

October 5th, 2008

After a peaceful Sunday–walking on the beach with a friend, hanging artwork, drinking prosecco at lunchtime, deadheading the roses, giving the porch Buddha a bath, dinner with another friend–I have to turn my psyche toward Monday and head over this bridge to work. In my yard, there’s a flock of African sunflowers playing host to passing butterflies and just being there for the time allotted to their blooming. I’m going to try to go to work tomorrow in a sunflower state of mind. I’m going to try not to dwell on bailouts, leaky 401ks, vanishing retirement funds, an economy that’s going down the drain and might take my job with it. I’m going to try and remember that when I had no money I was the most creative. That when my office was furnished with a crooked press-board desk and no fancy journals, I wrote like a woman on fire. That when I was poor, I never lost hope or stopped having fun. One life. Live it like a sunflower. Wait for butterflies. Cross the Bridge to Somewhere.

6 Responses to “Bridge to Monday”

  1. Anonymous says:

    What is it about Sunday evening that brings on so much melancholy and contemplation? It’s so often been the lowest point in my week. But, maturity and reminders to myself to live in the present and be forever grateful have helped a little. With the present such as it as, though, that gets harder…

    Sherry in Little Rock

  2. V-Grrrl says:

    Wishing you a sense of abundance…

  3. Whosyergurl says:

    Love this post.
    I too, am losing mega money…along with everyone else.
    I will try to keep your words in mind.
    Sunday night is the ONE night I know I won’t be able to sleep…come to me, my friend, Tylenol PM.
    best! Cheryl in IN

  4. emilypostal says:

    I’m glad to here that you’re more creative when you have no money. I hope that holds true for me since I just quit my job. Freelance writing and Ramen noodles, here I come!

  5. emilypostal says:

    I’m glad to here that you’re more creative when you don’t have money. I hope that holds true for me since I just quit my job. Freelance writing and Ramen noodles, here I come!

  6. frida says:

    I just bought a book called, MY SO-CALLED FREELANCE LIFE: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire. I used to freelance and it never hurts to be prepared. Given the economy, freelance or full time both seem about as risky, so go for it. I might not be far behind!