There’s a rumor going around that it’s a holiday weekend…?
If you work freelance like me and don’t have the structure of an office — or co-workers to remind you — things like three-day weekends can slip up on you.
A friend asked me yesterday what “big plans” I had for the holiday. After I wracked my brain to remember which one it was, I felt compelled to justify why I had nothing special on my calendar.
- The dog had been sick.
- I travel for business, so I tend to stay close to home for the holidays.
- Most of my friends were out-of-town visiting their families.
- I’m going to see Conan O’Brien on Tuesday at Radio City Music Hall…does that count?!
I realize being freelance isn’t the only reason my holidays are often atypical. I’m not married, I don’t have kids, and I live far away from most of my siblings…so even when they do have big family gatherings, I’m usually too far away to participate except for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
So, Memorial Day. Sorry I didn’t see you coming. I’ll probably still work a bit on Monday…and will be sad there’s no mail delivery.
But luckily for me, the movie theaters never close.