Blue Monday: Stranger

Call me captain obvious, but one major reason why people hate Mondays is because it doesn’t allow them to be who they really want to be.

There’s a restriction of their true expression. 


Like, when five o’clock rolls around, they take off the mask and become their truest self. 

Like the weekend is a playground of released inhibitions. 

Sunday night comes. The bell tolls. 

Monday’s whip is cracked, and a big pill is to be swallowed slowly throughout the week. 

But we survive…somehow. 

There’s that saying “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Ok. Cool. 

But I love how Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight says, “What doesn’t kill you makes you…stranger.” Now that makes you think. 

Neither of these statesmen are to be taken literally. 

If you’re wise, you’ll know that there’s leverage needed to come out on top of the pile of crap that life throws at you during Mondays. 


If something doesn’t kill me and makes me “stranger,” that means I’m counting that towards how unique I am, how my work on this earth isn’t in vain. 

My story, as strange as it is, is still being written…for the better. 

And in the end, I am, indeed coming out stronger and hopefully with more style (cherry on top). 


This Blue Monday I’m taking the craziness life throws at me and adding it to my strange, unique identity. I’m not talking mob boss or crime spree but rather pushing creative expressions in spite of the mundane work life. 

How do you get through Monday? What’s the toughest day of the week for you? What adds to your uniqueness in the face of hard times?