This Monday will mark the first Labor Day and accompanying weekend that I have had off in four years. Working all the time has gotten me no closer to my goals and only served to distract me from working towards my best future. All work and no play has made for a very unproductive writer.
Today, I cleaned most of my house; the bedroom and the bathroom remain. The laundry is done and the dishes are finishing themselves. Thank goodness for modern technology. There are times when I think that it hurts us more than it helps, but tonight I am grateful for the assistance. It means that tomorrow, I will be able to enjoy some quality time in the sanctuary of my church and some one on one time with my latest book. Reading time is important because it lets my brain escape the chaos of my daily life. The start of school has only brought that chaos to the surface. (No matter what they say no teacher is really ready for the start of school.)
We all need a break from out labors. We all need time to rest and recoup ourselves.
This Labor Day I am finally doing that for myself.
I hope you do as well.