As a kid, I had no idea what Labor Day was about. I only knew it was the last vacation weekend before the beginning of the school year.
As an adult, I came to know it was dedicated to workers and the effort they put forth in their employment, but I never thought of it that way. For me, labor has always held the connotation of giving birth.
Every mother, even those who were sedated into unconsciousness for the duration, has a birth story for each child. Even adoptive mothers remember that first moment a small baby or young child is introduced to them or placed in their arms. This is a kind of birth also, in that a new family is born.
As a creative person, a novelist, I think of the writing process as another form of labor that precedes the act of giving birth to a new book. Sometimes this is a labor of love, but other times it just feels like work. And unlike most babies, nobody is reluctant to tell you if your offspring is ugly or dressed funny.
As a teacher, Labor Day signals a new beginning, a fresh start that resonates more strongly with me than the official New Year in January. For me, September is the time to reset and get ready for something new.
So now is the time I start setting plans and goals for the next year. I invite you to join me by signing up for my first program of my new year: Fall Into Your Best Year Ever: 1-day healing intensive to jumpstart the life the love and the work of Your Dreams!
That may sound like a mouthful, but it’s really simple—what we need to do is focus on what we want to achieve in the coming year, align our energy and efforts toward those goals and then make way for these things to come into our lives in a personal and powerful way.