You Are a Fire-Breathing Dragon

I woke up this morning on fire to talk to you about Mondays. One seventh of your life, y’all, and doesn’t it suck that they’re so awful? Here’s why we hate them, and what to do about it. Transcript below for my lovies who, like me, hate video.

Also, I’m in my jammies and my neck wrinkles are on display in all their wrinkly glory. Deal with it.


Mondays suck because we’re heading into a work week where we’re going to be doing things that we don’t like to do, and even if we like doing them, we’re doing them for somebody else, we’re living somebody else’s dream. And, that’s, not… motivating.

So, here’s what I want to tell you, if you want to change Mondays for yourself, and this is what I started several years ago, and it changed everything. I want you to set your alarm for one hour before you normally set it. Set it two hours before you normally set it if you’re always rushing around in the morning, but at least start with one hour, okay?

And I want you to protect that hour, like it’s, like it’s the dragon’s treasure, and you’re the dragon sitting on top of the treasure. And you’re not letting anything, anything… you’re going to breathe fire if anything interferes with that hour.

And during that hour what you’re going to do is you’re going to write.. or, something. If you’re not a writer, but I think you’re probably mostly writers, but if you’re not a writer, if you’re an artist you’re going to art. If you’re a carpenter you’re going to carpent.

And, that’s your hour, that’s what you’re going to start your week with. I want you to see how that transforms everything for you. Don’t strive for a goal, don’t try to finish something, just that one hour, just protect it. And do. Your. Thing.

One hour.

And then let me know how it transports… trans… I don’t know, it’s Monday, I’m trying to say transforms, I think. Transforms your life.

So, that’s all. Okay? I’m going to see if I can upload this. Bye.

Fen Druadìn Head
Fen Druadìn Head is an award-winning freelance writer and coach. Her work can be found all over the internet in publications as diverse as Redshift Magazine and Grit. Fen's fiction is represented by Ethan Ellenberg.