Ahh, Labor Day
There's something special about Labor Day Weekend.
It's a bridge, for many of us, between play and work --a little like New Year's, but with a different mood.
At New Year's, I feel myself and my students "resetting" with determination. Determination fueled by frustrated exhaustion. Which kinda sucks, no?
But as we head into Labor Day Weekend, I notice a different feeling. We seem refreshed by the lazy ease that summer encourages. Plans for a productive fall come about almost without trying! Plans that most of us follow, because we've already reset, no resolutions needed.
I know not all of you have a "typical" schedule and Labor Day may not bring that last long weekend of summer. But most of us can acknowledge some sort of shift around this time.
What does Labor Day signal for you?
A shift from the relaxing pace of summer to the a busy chaos in fall?
A blissful transition from the sluggish misery of August to the refreshing crispness of September? (Hand raised right here.)
Or does it just come and go like any other day?
Take a few moments in the next week(s) to observe how you feel about this shift. What's the quality of the shift? What's the mood of your summer and the temperament of your fall?
Are you happiest in summer? Or in fall? Or indifferent to both?
Enjoy, whatever you do!
Observing with you,