I BOOKED WORK FOR TOMORROW! I GET TO BE ON SET TOMORROW! MAYBE IT'LL START A NEW TREND FOR ME (of, ya know, WORK... like for multiple days or consecutive days or a "steady gig"?)!
I know none of y'all get as excited as I do about going back to work, especially after "long weekends" like the one some of us just experienced, But in my industry, with the holidays comes "hiatus" and with "hiatus" comes a period of unemployment. Sure, I'm collecting UI benefits, but I'd rather be on set, and the longer I go not working, the longer it feels I'm unemployable.
I know that the statement I just made won't make any sense to those of you who have never suffered with Depression or SAD, or been around a suffering loved-one during an episode of either of those things. And even though I have stated repeatedly lately that I am Not Depressed this season, it doesn't diminish the previous statement of feeling unemployable. I also know that that feeling is just a Lie that my broken brain tells me, even when I'm Not Depressed, because #DepressionLies.
Do you ever celebrate going back to work? Is it only when you're changing jobs or bosses or workplaces that it feels celebratory, or does it ever feel great following a long weekend?