September 16th, 2014 | Uncategorized
This could be a regular Monday thing for me. I have no class on Mondays, and as of now I do not have any practices or coaching on Mondays either. I kind of prefer this schedule to not having class on Fridays for a couple of reasons. First, I have extra time to wind down from the weekend. I’m not forced to abruptly stop all of my enjoyment of free time on Sunday evening and force myself back into school mode. Next, I enjoy starting the week off on my own accord. I can wake up when I please, enjoy the day, and actually feel productive without having to drag myself somewhere at a specific time. Obviously this means that Tuesday through Friday are a bit more intense, but that is completely okay. Today was a pretty ideal Monday. I woke up at a reasonable hour, took the bus downtown with Kelsey and some classmates, and simply walked around the city of Limerick for hours. We went from the buzzing city center, to some vacant back alleys, to a castle and some churches from back to 500 AD, and we even wandered through a cemetery or two. The spontaneity of it all attracted me deeply. Not knowing what was around the next street corner, not having a functioning iPhone to map my way around, but still having the confidence that I will find my way back to the bus stop…..that’s empowering. After getting completely lost for over an hour but convincing myself that I was okay, only to then stumble upon familiar territory was an unusually rewarding feeling. I guess I am a Monday person after all. Who knew?