The Case of the "Oh-so Cool Weekend"
I've caught myself wondering a lot lately about the significance attached to doing something "cool" every weekend. Now, the definition of "cool" may vary from person to person. But my point here is - everybody these days wants to be seen doing these "cool" things. From the number of check-ins on social media at restaurants, movie theaters, vacations, or other activities, somehow "cool" is mistaken for a peaceful weekend.
On a Monday morning, the first thing you're greeted with is "Hey, what did you do over the weekend?" And, oh the pitiful looks you'll get when you say, "I chilled at home & finished a novel". Cause obviously, that's plain boring. Everyone's idea of a weekend differs. You may have helped out at home, finished that interesting piece you were penning, gone on a long walk by yourself, caught up on some reading etc. If it makes you happy, DO IT. There is a lot of importance suddenly being attached to what you should be doing rather than what you want to do. Case in point being - so many pieces on the "Urban Poor" floating around on the internet. Catching up with a friend at home watching TV sprawled in the living room has its own charm. It's easy to get caught in the glitter & lights and one must do so, if that's what brings you joy!
So, the next time you feel you need some time to rewind by yourself & breathe in the calm, do not hesitate to say no to that party. Cause everybody deserves to smile and be happy!!