Friday, January 18, 2013

365 Inspirations—18: Fridays

"Make each day of the week like Friday and your life will take on new enthusiasm."—Byron Pulsifer

It's been a long week of full-time teaching, full-time blogging/writing and doing a number of other things and Friday is finally here!

 I don't teach on Fridays and it is usually my day to decompress from the week. I don't usually plan much for this day. After a week of sticking to a schedule, I often feel I want to have a day of just doing whatever inspires me.

 I hope to start the morning off with yoga class at my husband's yoga studio. I haven't been able to go all week! I usually go 2-3 times a week, but was especially tired this particular week. Hopefully I can finish off the week with yoga on both Friday and Sunday and get my walking routine back on track.

Sometimes life seems to go at full speed. I know it is just an illusion. Life goes at the same pace, but it appears to go faster depending on what we do and how we spend the time. I have had more on my plate than I'm used to.

Now it's finally Friday. I don't want to say I live only for Fridays, because I try to make the most of every day, hour and minute of my week. Writing 365 Inspirations this year is helping me to tune into all that is around me. I'm finding that even the smallest things can provide me with inspiration. It's just a matter of tuning in to what is already there for the offering.

Tuning in to what's around me helps me to stay present, focused and appreciative of what I have.

Today is Friday and I'm so appreciative of this day. I have some ideas of what I want to do, but nothing is set in stone. After yoga, maybe I'll take a nice walk with my husband, go to a movie or go out to eat. I'm going to take it as it comes. It's the start of a long weekend in the USA. I don't have to teach on Monday because it's Martin Luther King Day! That's another special treat!

Do you like Fridays? Do you have anything special planned for the weekend?


  1. Sounds like you've had an eventful week. I do love Fridays yes. Mainly because it's casual dress day at work :)

    Have an amazing weekend Katherine.

    1. Thanks so much Keith! I hope you have a great weekend too and glad you get to dress down today!

  2. Oh! This resonates with me. Right now, I'm teaching full-time music and then beginning to teach ESL at nights, so I'm so tired and missing my 'me' time and exercise.

    Am also focusing on finding joy on a daily basis and as you said--not treating days differently--there can be good, even on a Monday morning.

    This weekend is full of delights. Going to see a movie tonight. Meeting a former student for brunch. Getting a hair cut. And going to explore San Antonio/the Alamo.

    1. Hi Laurie-Your weekend plans sound fun! I am with you on the work week thing. I am teaching more than I usually do and am also missing the time for doing things just for me or spending time writing, etc. I am going to work on changing this so life is more in balance. Right now, my blog is helping me to stay focused on the present and not think too far ahead about all the work I still have to do!

  3. I love Fridays. Sometimes I have to work on the weekends (I'm a newspaper reporter for a weekly paper), but usually I don't, and I don't have to this weekend. So I'm looking forward to a couple of days to decompress, too.

    I don't like to live for the weekends, but sometimes I do. I am trying to be more appreciative of each day, and reading your blog reminds me of that.

    1. Glad you have a weekend off Tina. Your job sounds interesting! I'm glad my blog is helpful to you. Have a wonderful weekend!