Labor Day Blues: The Summer of Dreams

IMG_0124.JPGThere’s something about Labor Day that totally bums me out. Don’t get me wrong, I happen to love the Fall, but after a long summer where I got the chance to re-connect with my husband (the kids were in camp for a month) and we traveled to the Caribbean, the Hamptons and New England, I have to say throwing caution to the wind and living life like an ultimate adventurer was something I will never forget.
For so many years, I have always been consumed with work obligations that prevented me from doing all the things I loved and over the last year and a half, I found myself doing less and less of the things I enjoy. And so, after many months of soul searching, I’ve finally found myself again. It’s been so liberating these last few weeks and it’s given me the strength and courage to get back on course and rebuild my career.
There’s something to be said about stability — it’s boring and stressful when you’re in a situation that is sapping the lifeblood out of you one day at a time. Too many times in my life I’ve said yes to business opportunities when I shouldn’t have. A sure thing is not necessarily a good thing and it’s taken me a long time to realize that despite the fact that things could be tight financially, I am going to persevere. I’ve got visions and dreams that are finally going to be realized and I’ve decided to focus my attentions on doing just that. Sure it’s scary — but you never know unless you try. And even though I started trying many years ago — it’s time I finally finish what I started.
So here’s to the end of summer and the beginning of an amazing school and career year. The sky’s the limit — as long as you give it your best shot.