What do single letter licence plates, double yolks, and three day weekends all have in common? They are all rare, surprising, and leave me wanting more. While I didn’t get to see a single letter licence plate nor did I have a double yolk I am in fact closing out a wonderful three day Memorial weekend.
I spent almost two full days coding my latest side project. I made huge progress on the business logic and data structure, and even made an awesome web scraper. At one point in my two day code-a-thon I let myself go outside and eat at the recently reopened Shake Shack - which was of course delicious. I held my own Agents of Shield Season 2 marathon and finally saw the new Avengers movie. To round things out I met up with some friends and walked a few miles around NYC, soaking in the beautiful weather.
While adding an extra day to the weekend may not seem like that much more, it actually makes a huge difference. Not only did I have 50% more time to do whatever I wanted to do, but my mentality was different. On a normal Sunday I start to dread the end of the weekend, and the start of yet another week. But this past Sunday was more like a Saturday where the possibilities were endless and there was buffer day before I had to go back to work. Furthermore, even though I have work tomorrow, I’m now going into a 4 day workweek, which is a much easier prospect that the normal 5 day week. As a result I was able to do a lot more today without that looming dread seeping in.
Overall I love three day weekends, and am very happy that I took full advantage of the one I just was given. I can’t wait until the next one!