dear monday me / behind the scenes

17 May

you knew you wanted to, but weren’t sure how.

to right the pattern of lazing, uninspired,

to make it actually happen often(er) than never.

to write again, for the first time in this new space – this sphere already inhabited by so many talented voices.

it would take a smidge of seriousness and a splash of self-confidence, but mostly just a good shovel, for tunneling out that which needed escaping.

finally you decided: let it be what it will – labeless and mercurial.

the truth you could feel: it just needed to be.

for your sake, however, you knew you’d need help. the best of intentions, well, you’d seen how that goes.

so a goal, a target, a deadline of sorts, emerges, and mondays are reborn, redeemed.

your chance to be consistent and, more importantly, to be straight, honest, personal . . . with you.

now you can’t escape her – this monday voice – her whisper is deadening, it rings like a gong, but in the silence after the tones, you find peace. she tells you what you need to hear, in those burrowing tunnels – shines a spotlight on the muddiest corners.

this schizophrenia: it’s cheaper than therapy, and much more fun. for in talking to yourself, you’ve again found a voice.

let it be what it will: it just needs to be.


dear you,

i’ve had such fun writing these monday notes to myself – might i suggest you try it yourself? i’d love to know that others are finding the time and voice to give themselves a little pep talk, reality check, or just a figurative hug on monday mornings. try it here in the comments, on your own blog, in a journal, in your head. just let me know if you are, i want to share my monday mojo!



5 Responses to “dear monday me / behind the scenes”

  1. Sarah Mae May 17, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    I always have to give myself pep talks…maybe I should try this on my blog!

  2. Chris May 17, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    My first step is being consistent in reading the same site every Monday morning-Mastered. Ready for next challenge-does talking to myself once a week count?

    • dearabbyleigh May 17, 2010 at 9:48 am #

      yes, mom, talking to yourself counts. as long as it is positive :). and not mumbling . . .

  3. Rebecca May 17, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    Great idea…I’ll have to try it!

    • dearabbyleigh May 17, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

      thanks rebecca! i think you’ll love it if you try!

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