The day many work for in regard to the work week. The day leading into the weekend. The day that when you “clock out” means a few days off and ready to roll.
This day used to be a lot bigger to me.
I remember the younger days. Hitting up the bars. Staying out all night. Whooping it up. Ahh, when you could hang.
Now, let me say this. I can still stay up late. But that usually means tooling around on the internet or watching Netflix. It doesn’t include boozing it up and getting all crazed.
I’m not sure the last time I was truly in a bar, let alone on a late Friday night!
But Fri-yay …
It’s still a day to aim for.
Maybe it’s just me, but usually – like 90 percent of the time – Fridays are somewhat calm at work. People seem more relaxed and not on edge. They know what’s coming. They know what they worked for. And here it is … it’s upon us.
I’m sure Fridays would take a whole new meaning, though, if the United States had a four-day work week. Imagine Friday-Sunday off?
A guy can dream.
Anyway, it’s funny how as we age, Friday, as well as the weekend, has a new meaning. Where it once was a time to truly let loose and get the most out of those days has turned into being able to put my feet up and take naps. And try and get a few extra walks in.
The reality is, Fri-yay … Friday … whatever you want to call it, changes with time and people. We all change. As people grow a bit older, paths change. People change. Friends come and go. Interests change. With that, priorities change. And when that happens, you move into different parts of life. The Fridays of past will not be the Fridays of the future.
And that’s OK.
Over the past year or so, I’ve seen a lot of change. In me. In others. In our world. Some for the better. Some for the worst. And a lot of times, with no warning and no reason. But there’s been a lot of change and that’s what life does. It changes.
So do Fridays.
Maybe this Friday is one of those ones to make a drink. Watch some Netflix and maybe reflect. Or look at new adventures. And realize in this world. Fridays are still awesome, but sometimes you have to make them be awesome.
How about your Fri-yay?
This post is part of the 2020 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge hosted by A ‘lil HooHaa. Please check out the link if you’d like to see others or join in. You don’t have to do every theme if you don’t want! And for those participating, take a moment and check out the other participants!
20 Days of Chill: 2020 Day 7