Many Labor Days ago (before everything was online) I remember reading an op-ed piece in the NYT, exploring why Labor Day would make a better New Years Day.
Don't ask me where my keys are, but this really hit a chord with me, and YES, I think of this every year.
There were two premises: First, as a practical matter, there is just WAY too much going on at the end of the year...too many distractions, too much stress to plan, or implement any kind of real change.
Second-the lure of a fresh start; the hope, promise and potential of a new school year, ingrained in us as children, is irresistible to us as adults. This aligns perfectly with what we currently look for in late December.
As adults, we can start fresh on any day we choose... but it just feels so right, when so many other people are on the same page.
The last few years have been an uncertain time for many. In my work, I started to see the fog lift late last year, and have seen constant and sustained forward movement since. People are doing things, making decisions and choosing to get on with their lives.
They are getting rid of physical, mental and emotional clutter. Energized, they are re-claiming their power, and choosing to be happy. Which is a lot easier to say, or write about-than do.
The end of this summer seems to have snuck up on us really quickly this year. Whatever you have going on in the next few days, I hope you can find some quiet time...to collect your thoughts, restore your balance and refresh your heart, so you're open to, and all ready for your next adventure. HAPPY LABOR DAY EVERYONE!!
Marie Graham is an Interior Decorator, an Accredited Home Stager, unabashed optimist, and owner of The Refreshed Home ...because when your space suits you, you are freed up to do other totally amazing things. She can be contacted directly at 914.607.2895, or firstname.lastname@example.org