What’s with the name?
Swinging on a hammock with my teenager one evening in early autumn, we began brainstorming blog title ideas. I started describing various environments and asking her advice and input on how to translate that visually.
I described for her the environment and feel that the blog seemed to be sending my way: that of a long weekend. A nice break, longer than the usual weekend, but not as drawn out as a full vacation. Not as much pressure to be momentous, but with the opportunity for spontaneous fun and adventure. I told her I was drawn to the name “The Long Weekend”, but that it was sometimes used to describe the period between the two World Wars, at least in England.
In telling her this, it made me realize that this stage of life really is a bit of a long weekend. A pause between the hectic pace of youth and child-rearing and the more reflective season of later age. In midlife, we have the chance to see and do something a bit different and differently than what we’ve been doing. To stop and ask ourselves if we are on the path we’d like to follow, or if maybe we’d like a change of direction.
we have the chance to see and do something a bit different and differently than what we’ve been doing
Maybe we want to kick back with a few dear friends, or even have some quietude in which to gather our thoughts. Maybe learn more about something that piques our curiosity, even start a business … the possibilities are as varied as we are.
I hope you will spend some of your long weekend with me! Where would you like to go next?