Monday, May 9, 2011

Taking Time

Happy Belated Mothers' Day to all my blogging Mamma's. Hope you all had a great day!

Me? I just vegged out like I've done all week. My son called to tell me he had a 'secret' present for me that he'd give me when I came home. He then proceeded to interrogate himself until he disclosed said 'secret'. lol

As I said, I've been vegging out all week. It's been fabbers! I don't know what it is, but I need a good veg once in a while. One of the reasons I hate 9 to 5's and strongly suspect I will not ever stay in a job that requires me to get up and go somewhere every day of the week, is because of my need to veg. Every once in a while I need a weekend or a week of doing nothing. Every 3 or 4 years, I need a couple of months.

Do you realise how hard it is to just relax these days?

Depending on the society and education system you grow up in, you may be in schools from the age of 3. In my system, this is how it goes. In primary (elementary)school, you're working hard, going to after-school lessons and all, to gain access to the best secondary schools. In secondary school, you're working to get passes in a large number or CXC's and A'Levels (exams which I'll probably explain in depth in another post.) Then you're in university working hard for the highest class of degree so you can eventually go to Master's school or get the best job. When you get to that job, you're always working to keep it/move up the ranks.

And for the rest of your life you'll have between 3 and 6 weeks of your own.

Which often aren't your own. You may have to share them with family and friends. And you may go on 'vacations' where you can't really relax, because what was the point of flying all the way to the Virgin Islands, if you were just going to lay in bed, or on the beach and not go see the sights?

There isn't any time built in for rest. Not the real, all-encompassing, soul-deep type, at least.

I mean, when was the last time you really relaxed?

It's Monday, that's what's on my mind.


Sana Castellano said...

u have a son? =O wow.
um, i always thought u were 23 or smthn, am i right?
i need time to relax too! i relax everyday! i need it like oxygen, to decompress =)
i usu read a book or watch a happy movie. or talk to a friend.

Marsha Sigman said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

What is this thing...relax? I know not what you speak of. I also have a shooting stress pain in the back of my neck so obviously the answer to your question is never.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I didn't realize you have a son either. Happy Mother's Day! Yes, relaxing is hard to do, even on days off.