It’s Labor Day! So you get off work! And you get off work! And you get off work! Everybody gets off work! With the exception of a sorry few, whose companies make them work holidays. But let’s not dwell on that.
Because the point of this day is that those of us who have now traded “learning” for “labor” and no longer get winter breaks, spring breaks, or summer breaks, get a break.
Now, is Labor Day enough to make up for all that? No way.
In fact the 10 Federal Holidays that exist as the only true breaks for working grown-ups aren’t enough. Ten days off a year, with the exception of your own personal days, sick days, and vacation days? Nowhere near enough.
But that is the price we pay isn’t it? Us grown-ups, who probably deserve more of a break than students, earn a living and get the perks that come with that living (like being able to buy things with your own hard earned money, rather than your parents hard earned money).
And as I mentioned a while ago, the sacrifices we make so that we can move forward into adulthood – in our careers, in our personal relationships, and within ourselves – are worth it.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take full advantage of the days off handed to you.
And fun fact, Labor Day, of all holidays, is specifically given to you for the hard work you do.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
So, treat yo self today grown-ups. You have earned it.