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Top 10 reasons why Halloween is the perfect freelancer holiday

  1. You can wear whatever ridiculous thing you want all day long, and nobody gets to say a word about it.

  2. You're perfectly free to eat candy all day long, and nobody gets to say a word about it. Which is... like every day, honestly. Candy eaten in front of a computer screen has no calories, right?

  3. It's a holiday that celebrates nocturnal creatures (like you trying to meeting a deadline).

  4. Pumpkins are plentiful... and the perfect object for smashing when frustrated with an assignment.

  5. Halloween - like your freelancing career - is all about embracing the frightening and the unknown.

  6. Trick or treating is a lot like pitching yourself for work... There may be more slammed doors than full-size Snickers bars / high-paying gigs out there, but you just gotta keep on hustling.

  7. Conversely, handing OUT trick or treats is a perfect way to insure you get some human contact in your day.

  8. Witches... Vampires... Zombies... you after a weekend spent staring at computer screens: Halloween is nothing if not a celebration of pasty complexions.

  9. People are just annoying enough on Halloween to keep you at home and focused on upcoming deadlines.

  10. Halloween is all about the Other, about thinking outside the box and turning things on their head - about being as odd and creative as possible. For all these reasons, Halloween is the perfect holiday for a freelancer like you! (Also, the sexy pirates. There are often sexy pirates.)

Kate Shea Kate Shea lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily.