The Longest Weekend Of My Life

Updated: August 28, 2022

As the long weekend comes to an end, most people will say that it’s “back to reality”. After enjoying the short vacation, it’s time to go back to work and to the office.

Long weekends don’t come by often, but they do come. And there are years like in 2009 when there were three consecutive long weekends.

So… what did you do during the last long weekend and what are you planning to do on the next one?

Long weekends are always a welcome break from the monotony of work. It’s a time to relax, get busy with your hobby, or go out of town to spend time with family and friends.


When I was still working in the corporate world, I always looked forward to these occasions. I would plan and arrange my schedule to ensure that I would get the most fun out of the short vacation.

That was until I realized that long weekends can be more than just a time to rest and enjoy.

For someone like me, who dreams of financial freedom, long weekends are also opportunities. It was also a chance for me to…

earn some extra income by doing freelance work.

… brainstorm and plan for a new business.

… study and learn about entrepreneurship and investing.

… do some accounting, take stock, and analyze my current finances.

… contemplate, revisit my financial goals, and assess my progress.

These were what I mostly did when that hunger to achieve financial freedom grew in me a decade ago.

Particularly, the year before I left the corporate world, I remember doing freelance work not just on long weekends, but even on regular ones.

I would grab any income opportunity I could get. And then, later on, work out my finances to see if I have enough to start the business I’m planning.

I did this until I had enough money, and the courage to quit my office job.

And upon doing so, I have consequently started living the longest weekend of my life.

No more manic Mondays. No more TGIF. Because any day and every day can feel like a weekend for me.

And I wish the same for you.

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  1. I agree.. ang daming weekends ngayong 2009! woooooooooooot!

    Sipag mo talaga.. bakasyon na nag fefreelance pa.. yung iba iniisip nila boracay, bohol, hong kong.. tsk tsk tsk.. :D hehehe

  2. yes. we should be happy because of the too many non-working holidays this month… least we can relax and at the same time we can focus on our online or the make money online jobs.

  3. yes.. this must be the happiest moment to those who are employed.heheheh at least.. they can relax and have time with their families… and we can also focus on our make money online.

  4. holidays are not so happy when you are “forced” to work on those days. =( did you know that if you work at philippine embassy, you are entitled to BOTH holidays on your host country and the holidays in the Philippines? That means 2x the number of holidays to enjoy! =)

  5. When I was young and wanted to get a jump-start in life, I loved long holidays because if I volunteered to work the holiday it was very lucrative. If I already would have my 40 hours in, all additional work would be at the overtime rate of time and a half. Then, since it was a holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, add in the holiday pay for working those days and PRESTO, 2 1/2 your normal hourly pay rate. Now a days, a long holiday weekend (in the US) will shorten my trading week. That is OK, I can relax with my family here in the Philippines and use some of the time to study new positions to trade. Actually, an upcoming long holiday may be the deciding factor in weather I sell options for income on a Friday ahead of the shortened trading week or should I wait until the following Tuesday to sell options. It is good to be in full control of your time and be the Captain of your own ship. You have greater responsibility but also the freedom.

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