Final Reset Before Labour Day – the other New Year’s Day.
September always feels like the other New Year’s Day to me. January first marks the last day of Christmas holidays and the return to routines. Labour Day, for many, people is the summer version on New Year’s Day. With Labour Day fast approaching, I needed one more selfish indulgence to Reset before September 2nd. My partner and I just returned from four wonderful days in Vancouver. We visited friends and family, ate at nice restaurants, went to Bard on the Beach and a jazz club but the most therapeutic and powerful resetting tool was to simply sit on the beach with our toes in the cool Pacific. As everyone knows, I am a wave freak. Sitting on the beach really gives me a chance to experience with all senses, the ubiquitous world of waves. Listening to the waves lapping the shore, watching windsurfers vault off of crests of waves, listening to music, watching the sinusoidal movements of human locomotion, watching the genuine wave connections between lovers, all reinforce my philosophy of the connection of everything being a wave.
Returning home last night, we were thankful to be back. We felt Reset and almost ready for the start of routines like work, making kids’ lunches, helping with homework, organizing lessons and all the other activities that go along with the start of a school year. The other comparison between Labour Day and New Year’s Day is that both of the times often are a chance to consider a re-dedication to one’s health. New Year’s Day is preceded by a month of celebrations surrounding food and Labour Day is preceded by two months of hot weather that is often associated with late nights and over-imbibification. As Labour Day nears, many of us test to see whether the two months of wearing stretchy shorts have concealed a startling reality: when the khaki pants are pulled back on – will they fit?
It is time for the summer version of the New Year’s Resolution. It is a good thing to get this started now as the feasting season of December is a mere four months away! Enough fixating on the future and feel, for now at least, Reset. Next week I will start working on my Labour Day Resolutions and readying myself for the other scary “R” word…ROUTINE.