Day 13: A case of the non-Mondays

I gotta admit, sending Darrell off to work this morning knowing I wouldn’t be following was a little weird.

OK a lot weird.

OK I felt completely out of place.

I promised myself I’d hit the ground running today, but the question quickly became one of priorities. I’m at home, so the house should be clean; I’m looking for freelance work, so it’s less important to do laundry; I’m not working, so I should be applying for jobs. It’s a crazy conundrum made no less confusing by the fact that my dogs really, really want my attention when I’m home.

So I felt off, like I was stuck somewhere between vacation, unemployment and housewife. I can’t say I’m surprised, but I can say it’s clear it will take a lot more discipline than I had today to make every week as productive as if I were actually reporting to a desk every day.

Today was officially my first non-Monday, and as confusing as it was, I’m so glad to have had it. Now, every day is just another day, and as I continue to work through what it means to be a full-time freelancer (sounds contradictory, doesn’t it?), I’m sure I’ll figure it all out.

Tuesdays are never this dramatic.


  1. I know what you mean – same thing happens every time I have a “free day” at home by myself. No matter what I choose to do, I think I should have done something else. I think after a few days that overwhelming feeling of too many options, not enough structure, will begin to subside. It’s not on your DNA not to be productive.

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