I’m a firm believer that everyone needs to take a day off every now and again. Especially if you are a Independent Creative Professional.
And a Mum.
If you think about it, in the work force you get sick days; family leave; parental leave; personal leave; long service leave; and public holidays.
As an Independent Creative Professional you don’t get any of these benefits. Sure, you are your own boss – but who else here can sometimes still be working at 1 a.m. Saying to yourself, “I’ll just finish this and then get off to bed.”
And as a Mum you truly are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the rest of your life.
So, I’m taking a personal day. Admittedly at the insistence of my Husband (bless his boots). Off to see a movie. And have a quiet lunch somewhere nice.
See you this afternoon some time….