The Sunday Evening Blues

Ah, Sunday evening: a time when most folks suddenly begin to dread Monday morning. They think about the white-knuckle drive to the office, the cringe-worthy coworkers, and the stack of work in their inbox a mile high.

I don’t feel that way.

As I was sitting here on the living room couch, reading a battered Lillian Jackson Braun novel from the local library, I began to think about the beginning of my week. There are a few things I dread, but none of them have anything to do with work. I’m excited to sit down with my planner on a Monday morning and figure out what freelance assignments I have due during the coming week. I’m thrilled to see how much time I might be able to carve out for my own writing, and I’m equally thrilled to find out that it won’t be much. I know that during the week I’ll be crossing off projects and emailing clients about new ones. I have to force myself not to work on the weekends, but by Sunday evening my fingers begin itching to type.

I’ve been writing professionally on the side for about five years and writing full time for about six months. Sure, I guess I could still be excited about it because it’s new. I could easily wake up one morning and wonder how I can possibly enjoy this lifestyle where my income is never guaranteed and I often don’t leave the house for several days in a row.

I’m not writing this to brag about how awesome my job is, but simply to say how grateful I am that I don’t have to dread the first of the week.


What about you? Do you have a case of the Sunday evening blues? Or are you excited about Monday morning?



Filed under On Writing, Work-at-Home Mom

18 responses to “The Sunday Evening Blues

  1. How exciting that you can do what you want to do!

    I don’t dread Mondays, most of the time. I’m a medical writer, working in a small company of folks who like each other and who work well together. And while there are days I would rather stay home, most of the time I feel lucky to go where I’m going to.

    You stopped by my blog, and I was intrigued by your blog name.

  2. It is awesome when you love what you do!

  3. Just Plain Ol' Vic

    Normally I look forward to Monday’s (I really enjoy what I do for a career) but I have to admit this weekend I would have liked another day off.

  4. I love my job but I do take extra time off for me. If course I started this job on 2000 I call it my lucky millennium job. Starting a new career at 40 something helps 🙂 thx for visiting tonight

  5. Be passionate about what you do is priceless 💫

  6. Beautiful pic. I was dreading this week. I have so much on. I didn’t know how I was going to finish all my goals but I do like a good challenge and two days in and I feel accomplished and stronger 🙂 have a great week 🙂

  7. Well said. Does the debilitating self-doubt ever go away? This has been the primary feeling I’ve had since embarking on this.

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