I thought I could wait one year, but I was too close to cracking to make it another month, I finally requested a day off, but had to take it without pay.
Let me tell you about my day off; it was positively hedonistic. I woke up at my regular work day time. Got my makeup slathered on, had coffee and breakfast, then got out of my pajamas and into real clothes about 8:30. I know, I live dangerously. After 9:00, I got some cash for Comic Con the next day. No, I wasn’t walking into a store in full cosplay garb. After that, I stopped off at two different stores to buy groceries, then stopped to get a roll of quarters.
I got home about 11:30 and started the first of two loads of laundry. I did a little bit of cleaning, finished up a cosplay and watched two movies. I even got in a short nap.
I haven’t had a bona fide day off since April 2015 and I gotta say, not being pulled in 15 directions or having to try to answer a question I know nothing about, or fielding complaints, was absolutely blissful.
I will really miss that one day’s pay, but a day of relaxation was absolutely priceless.