The Weekend Blog (Vol.71)

5th September 2015

I love weekends

Today I’d like to take a moment to talk about something I have rediscovered recently. Something I use to love, then completely forgot existed, and is now coming back into my life to make me happy again.

Weekends.

I mentioned in a blog that I wrote back when I was unemployed that everyday felt them same because I had no routine, and weekends didn’t feel like weekends any more.

But then, last weekend Tyrone and I went out for food, at lunch time, on a Saturday, and for some reason it felt so good just to have a leisurely Saturday afternoon with good food (we went to Gourmet Burger Kitchen, which is great for vegetarians by the way) followed by a spot of shopping.

Last weekend made me realise that weekends are going to feel so good when I’m working full-time. Having time to spend with my loved ones to do the things I love doing most is something I’ve taken for granted. When you don’t have weekends you don’t realise how special they are.

Thank goodness for weekends!

To end, because I’ve had a relatively slow, uneventful week, I thought I’d share a few great blog posts I’ve read recently.

I know that I’ve read so many other great posts recently but I forgot to save them.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I know I love my weekend! That’s something I’ve always appreciated since my younger days, and it hasn’t dimmed down since. Right now, it’s a three-day weekend for most of us US citizens, and I’m so thankful for the extra day off on Monday!

    Yay for remembering how good weekends can be! I love those weekends where we can relax and spend time with our friends/families over good food and such. I’m doing that currently with friends I don’t see often this weekend, so I’m enjoying that!

    • Holly

      We had a three day weekend last week, and I know I’m going to enjoy three day weekends so much more when I’m working.

  2. I recently landed a full time job, and I nearly cried because it means I’m going to get my weekends back. You miss the small things on the weekends you can do like sleeping in later and spending time with friends and your partner.

    I love GBK! It’s really dangerous for me, because there’s one on the same road where I work. The restraint is REAL.

    Currently listening to the podcast now because it’s 1:30AM and I can’t sleep, haha. It’s really interesting :) Also, the post about class was SO good. Honestly, it’s the first post I’ve read about class from a blogger (maybe I’m just not looking in the right places though). It was so refreshing.

    • Holly

      Yay! Congratulations on the new job. I cried when I was offered my job, haha!

      I found the post on class so so good. I found myself relating to it so much.

  3. Jamie

    I used to be in the same situation you were in, until I started college. Every day felt like an off day. Or to be more specific…the weekend. It was really boring to me, which is why I finally decided to give college another chance. This time, I am more serious than I was before. I mean, sure I passed my classes with great grades, but this time I am achieving so much more. Now, it feels special to me that the weekends are here and I have something to look forward too….i.e. sleeping in (I am not sure if you ever slept in from college sucking the energy out of you?). I heard that college can definitely do that and place you in a sleep debt.
    Anyways, weekends are awesome for me now. I don’t even like summer any more because it’s like being off every day with no routines or anything to do.

    • Holly

      Oh I always sleep in at the weekends! However, it’s been difficult living next to a building site for the last year and a half!

      I’m seriously going to miss having my summers off. At university I had 3 months off for summer!

  4. When I’m in work, I usually only get Sundays off, and they become the most important day! As you said, when you’re unemployed the days blur into one, and it doesn’t really matter if it’s a weekend or weekday, but as soon as your Monday-Friday fills up, those restful 48 hours become the bees knees! I think the consistency of a weekend is good too – if’s fairly safe to assume all your friends will be off too so you can all meet up! When do you start your job?

    I’ve never been to GBK – but Matt is determined to take me!

    • Holly

      Consistency is something I’m dying for! I start my job next Monday (eek!).

      Haha, you should definitely go and try it out. I love it!

  5. Weekends are blessings when it comes to working full time. I struggle to wake up at 6am and not needing to wake up at that time on Saturday’s/Sunday’s are great. Enjoy your free days while you still can! I would love to get some paid days off work. Hopefully you’ll have a great week next week!

  6. Michelle

    I used to love weekends when my husband was off, but now I don’t. I don’t care for them except for being off classes except on Fridays. I go to class on Fridays. Blah. I guess I miss my husband a lot when weekends roll around. :(

    • Holly

      I feel really fortunate as Tyrone and I will have our weekends off together. I would hate not having this time together.

  7. This is super relatable! This summer I’ve been working so much with my 2 part time jobs, I always cherish my weekends off and spend as much time as I can catching up with friends and family. My days off felt like amazing days and my most productive most definitely! I’m glad you had a refreshing time, keep enjoying everyday <3

  8. I value my weekends so much right now, and it was not until I got soooooo busy at work that I did. I really look forward to the weekend but I’m also in a bit of a slump where I don’t really enjoy what I am doing at work (I am changing jobs in October, yet again), so in a sense, that isn’t helping. I don’t constantly want to be looking forward to the weekends!

    I’m gonna have to check out that Gourmet Burger Kitchen if it’s still around when I visit the UK!

    I have been listening to podcasts about business and personal growth lately so I’m gonna listen to that Jennypurr podcast while I work. :) Also glad you liked my post! I should use Bloglovin to save some of my favourites. Most of the time I just share them with my friends and talk about it, or sometimes I write a post related to it – that’s how I remember half my favourite posts. I usually link back to it somewhere on my blog in a blog post.

    • Holly

      I didn’t think about that. If I have a job I enjoy then perhaps I won’t be counting down to the weekends. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. :)

  9. I have always worked weekends, until this year. So I really knew the value of them when I would get one off, especially during the school year when life is so overwhelming. You may also start to value going to work in the early morning, if you have flexible start times. I start at 6:45 which lets me get off at 3:30. When it is summer this is the best, because I can still make a beach day out of some days. I love how this weekend blog is literally about just enjoying your weekend.

    • Holly

      I don’t think I’d cope if I had to start work that early! I’m not a morning person. However, I can totally see the attraction of having more of the afternoon to myself.