I must be the only person in the world who loves Mondays mornings. Most of the people that I know, find Mondays quite dreadful, whereas I look forward to it. Why I love it? It’s simple! I have no problem waking up early, all my life I have been an early morning bird. Also I quitted partying more than a decade ago, thus I do not have to deal with hangovers or lack of sleep. I go to bed early and I wake up early. My wife loves to tease me saying that I got old before my age.
Plus when you love what you are doing, you do not feel your work as a burden. I am lucky to have found my dream job. When I started to work in the library, I liked because I did not have to deal with a lot of people at the counter, or to talk on the phone. Not to mention that it was only a few blocks away from home. I did not have to drive across the town, spend time in traffic during rush hour. This job allowed me to save money on the gas, and work out, since I had to walk on a daily basis.
For me, Mondays are like breath of fresh air. On Monday my workplace is always quiet. There are only a few people who pass by, and that happens towards the afternoon. Before noon I can do most of my work and enjoy the complete silence.
Since it is quiet on Monday, I try to take advantage of it and plan a big chunk of work for this day. I find it that I am more efficient when there are less people around. I can focus better on accomplishing my tasks and I solve more things than on a regular day.
On a regular week day, when I arrive at work, I grab a cup of coffee from the cafeteria and head towards my desk. Around ten o’clock I need a second cup of coffee. That’s when I take a short break and have a small chit chat with my colleagues.
Well, let me tell you that it does not happen on a Monday. Each Monday, I grab my coffee, have a sip or two and never touch it again until two or three in the afternoon, when I take my lunch break. That can tell you have busy I am if I do not find the time to finish my coffee by that time.
During my lunch break, I prefer to eat in my office and read the headlines on the local news headlines online. Today while I was browsing the news, I found an article on the park paving Edmonton. It reminded me of the days I used to live in Alexandria and attend the Council’s meetings. Jee! I am happy I am not there anymore!