Why does the holiday season leave so many of us worn out? Because most holiday work is straight-up emotional labor.
Did you work on Memorial Day? If you had the day off, did you still work through Memorial Day, maybe by completing a bunch of outstanding administrative tasks?
Logan and I are discussing our Thanksgiving plans this morning, which we’re still unsure about, but last year, I spent it alone, singing carols softly to myself while roasting a single turkey breast in the oven (it was delicious—the trick is brining it).