It’s time… at some point
There comes a time when you’re waiting to do something that you’re not really that fond of. It doesn’t matter what it is, but it’s something you have to do. Work at a job you don’t like, go to a place where you don’t feel safe, be with people you feel uncomfortable with. These aren’t decisions you want to make because you feel you’d be better off not doing them, they’re things you have to do because of the social contract that is pushed on everyone that we all be productive members of society. Having a job is one of those things, going out and socializing seems to be another. I can understand the former because you need money in order to live, but the latter really isn’t that important to some people.
However, the wait before is kind of a killer. You think about the fact you have to get ready, whether you want to or not. And at some point you just decide “it’s time, let’s go”. It’s that aspect where you steel yourself as though preparing to do something you’re not overly fond of doing.
For some of those things, you can decide not to do them. For others however, such as a job, a doctor’s appointment, getting groceries, those things you need to do. Just take a deep breath, relax and take the first step.
This week is one that I’m really wanting to go by slowly. Granted, it’s a busy week at work, so slow is a rather subjective term. It’s been anything but slow. The past two day zipped by rather quickly.
One of the reasons, if not the only reason, is that this Sunday is Grey Cup Sunday. And the Saskatchewan Roughriders are in the big game. In Regina. It’s historic because it’s a rare thing when the venue hosting the Grey Cup can also claim to have the home team play in the Grey Cup. It’s been fortunate that in the past three years the home team has been in the big game. B.C. Lions won in Vancouver two years ago. Toronto Argonauts won in Toronto last year. The last time the Riders won the Grey Cup, it was 2007 in Toronto and they played the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
When the game takes place, it’ll be Sunday, so it’ll be the end of the weekend. I’m really wanting the week to pass slowly, take in the stories surrounding the Grey Cup, and enjoy the moment.
The Riders have only won three championships, which isn’t a lot in their 100+ year history. And this is the 101st Grey Cup. But I enjoy any time when the Green and White get to the big game. Lately, in the past six years, that’s happened four times. 2007, 2009, 2010 and now in 2013.