Not everyone has July 4 off from work. Not everyone has a long weekend. I am lucky enough to have it off and to have saved a few vacation days to make a long weekend of it. I long for a job where I no longer have to count vacation days, but I work, so I could the days.
As a working mother, some days are easier than others. The past two months I’ve been extremely busy and my household unfortunately is taking a bit of a backseat. But, you know, some days you just put one foot in front of the other. Some people have to do this for days, some for weeks, others for months and years. The key is to just keep going.
I don’t have any wise advice this Independence Day except to enjoy the day. I have learned that life is short and we need to make the most of every day. I am happy and feel fortunate to live in America where, at least once a year, we all celebrate.