For a better part of my life, I have spent my Summers working for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I started when I was 14 in 1994. A long time. So for all of those years, I have worked 7 days a week from the beginning of April till November 1st. I work 40 hours a week at my normal job, and then 30 hours on the weekends. fest ended the 1st weekend in october, but they also have a Halloween show that I bartend at. That is Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October (and tonight, Halloween). So that makes normal work a little harder! I am extremely exhausted and tired right now, but I have a giant stack of frivolous spending money and I am staring at the end of the season.
Tonight will be the end for the year. All that prep, all those hours, all of it is coming to an end. Starting tomorrow, my life is going from 110 mph to about 35. It's a nice change of pace after the hectic Summer, but almost gives me panic or anxiety attacks when I find myself with nothing to do on the weekends. I think I will spend this time deciding where to go on vacation this Winter with all my newly earned cash!