live on the weekend

Live on the weekend was created after I had the profound realization that I was completely wasting my weekends.  I noticed I spent the first part of my weekend drained and exhausted from the week, practically glued to my couch and Netflix.  Then, I spent the second half of my weekend running errands and preparing for the upcoming weekend.  That’s not the kind of weekend I want; that’s not nourishing or engaging!  So I decided to make a change and start an experiment of sorts.  I made a commitment to be intentional with my weekends, engaging in things that fill up my cup and recharge my soul.  And I’m documenting the whole journey here, on my website.

 

Join me every Friday, as I share reflections, observations, funny stories, and challenges, as I am aim to fully LIVE on the weekend.  And perhaps you’ll relate to my realization and decide to make a few changes in your life, as well.  Let’s do this!

Why You Need to Plan Weekends with Your Partner

Today, I’m dishing out some free relationship advice. It’s short, simple, but oh so important. Plan weekends with your partner. No joke. I want you to set aside a few minutes on Thursday to plan out what’s on the agenda for the weekend. I’m convinced it’s a relationship saver.   …

Make the Ordinary Into Something Special

When I was a little girl, my mom had a magical superpower. She would make the ordinary into something special. My mom would take the most mundane activity and make it into an experience. We had rainy day picnics in the middle of the living room. We had heart shaped …

When Real Life Gets in the Way of Your Weekend

The longer I do this whole “live on the weekend” thing, the more I love it. Making the decision to radically change how I spend Friday through Sunday was an awesome decision, one I’m not turning back on anytime soon. Recently though, I hit a snag. Real life.   I pulled …

How Waking Up Early Makes Your Weekends Better

I have never been a morning person. Never. I’ve always envied those people who seem to naturally bound out of bed, bright and early. I’ve secretly wanted to join the club of people who love waking up early. However, I have never been one of those people. Not in the …

The Moment I Realized I Was Wasting My Weekends

Two months ago, I made a decision to radically change, after I realized I was wasting my weekends. I realized that I was spending the first half of my weekends, glued to the couch, recovering from my week, and the second half of my weekends prepping for the week to come. …

Blueberry Picking at Stateline Blueberries

Last weekend, I had the fleeting thought of quitting my job to go live on a blueberry farm. I’d pick for hours on end, style cute blueberry photoshoots, and make blueberry jam all day.  I’d bake blueberry muffins in the morning and blueberry pies in the afternoon. Me and my …

What We Get Wrong About Recharging

With my recent trip to Italy, this week’s Fourth of July holiday, and my current pursuit to LIVE on the weekend, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about recharging. And I realized something big. I have been confusing rest and recharging.   Sure, they sound similar. And for years, …

See Me Kayak the Chicago River with Wateriders

I’m a few weeks into my pursuit to LIVE on the weekend, and so far, I’m loving it. Last week, I shared some initial reflections on the challenge, and this week, I’m back to share a peek into one of my favorite weekend adventures yet…kayaking the Chicago river! Matt and …