It's Monday again, same as always. Except it isn't the same. This particular Monday, I've decided, is going to be the start of not just a week, but of something new.
Isn't that always the problem with Mondays--that they are just a return from
the adventure of the weekend to the mundane normalcy of the week? And who would choose "mundane normalcy" over "adventure?" So, if
we are able to view Monday as not a return, but a new start, we can
automatically change how we feel about it, right?
I woke this morning with just such an idea. It didn't hurt that I was
without definite work--there's nothing like a little uncertainly to make
you want to start over. It continued with an attempt at new approaches.
There's nothing like the feeling that what you're doing isn't quite
working to motivate a few new approaches. And it finished...Well, I
can't say that my "new week, new start" actually started much of anything
new. It may be easy to think about something new, but it is far harder to
get the world to play along.
Today didn't end all that differently from any other Monday, but its
start reminded me that Monday doesn't always have to be a return.
Sometimes, instead, Monday can be a start. The start of a new week, the
start of a new idea, the start of thinking differently or doing
differently, or simply being someone a little different than the person
you left on Friday.
I can't say whether this week will really be new or any different than
any other week. But because I began it with the idea of a new start,
perhaps I've got a fighting chance. Because Monday's not just a day to
return. It's a day to start something new. And not just the week.