Here we are friends. According to the calendar, it’s September. That one word can trigger a lot of thoughts and emotions. September means start up. The start of the school year; the Fall Season and society collectively getting back to work full time. September also means harvest for farmers and gardeners. It means the scramble has begun to get construction projects done before the winter. September also brings the startup of many sports leagues and teams. For some of you retired folks, September is your opportunity to enjoy some vacation free from all those annoying families and kids that travel during the summer. September can be a very exciting time.
But it can also hit us like a wave. All those challenges we put on the back burner now face us. Maybe at work your business is not going well or there’s a multitude of things to do that keep piling up. Maybe you’re not sure about your career direction or possibilities and thinking about a career change overwhelms you. Maybe it looks like your job will require more work from you with less resources. Or you know that post Labor Day, everything ramps up at work. You may be retired and continually wonder if you will have enough income to see you through or enough purpose to keep going. Or you’ve been dealing with under employment and you wonder when you will ever get stead work.