Annapolis Md Homes and More: Have You Made Your Labor Day Resolutions Yet?

Have You Made Your Labor Day Resolutions Yet?

When I first read this title I thought what is she talking about and then it all clicked and made so much sense. This time of year IS the perfect time for re-grouping, analyzing, and moving forward.


Originally published in September 2012, updated for 2013

Many Labor Days ago (before everything was online) I remember reading an op-ed piece in the NYT, exploring why Labor Day would make a better New Years Day.

Don't ask me where my keys are, but this article from 20 +/- years ago really hit a chord, and YES, I think of this every year.

There were two premises: First, as a practical matter, there is just WAY too much going on in December to plan, or implement any kind of real change.

Second-the lure of a fresh start- the hope, promise and potential of a new school year, ingrained in us as children, is irresistible to us as adults. This aligns perfectly with what we currently look for in late December.

As adults, we can start fresh on any day we choose... but it just feels right, when so many other people are on the same page.

Holding on to clutter-be it physical, mental or emotional-is draining. Choosing to let go of things that stand in our way-is energizing and empowering. It frees up space to let in new ideas, and generates the energy to try new things. This Westchester County Home Stager sees it as a conscious choice to be happy, and to better ourselves and our situation.

August was glorious here in the Northeast, but alas, here we are again, on the threshold of fall. Additionally, many friends and colleagues will also be observing the High Holy Days in the next two weeks>>>it's not my faith, but I am always inspired by this introspective time. 

Whatever you have going on in the next few days, I hope you can find some quiet collect your thoughts, restore your balance and REFRESH your heart, so you're open to, and all ready for your next adventure.



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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Comment balloon 2 commentsMartha Brown • September 02 2013 01:41PM


Wishing you a 2013 Happy Labor Day weekend!

Posted by Kim Carlson 480-993-9384, Valley of the Sun Realtor, Seller Specialist ( over 5 years ago

Martha, Plans were in place to work on my business plan on Sunday. As you know, that did not happen. It will in due time. Right now I am focused on doing much of nothing. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 5 years ago