Happy summer solstice! By now, schools are out for the summer, graduation ceremonies are taking place or have already taken place, Memorial Day, the U.S. holiday that traditionally kicks off the summer season, has passed, and some people are already enjoying their summer vacation or have made plans for the summer. This got me to thinking about certain seasons or quarters not only in sports or in financial terms, but during the entire year. I got to thinking how deceptively long a season can be. Then the affirmation dawned on me that it doesn't matter how you start a season, a game, an academic semester a workday or even a trip, it's how you finish it.
Even though summer is generally long and hot, you don't have to be oppressed by the heat. Summer offers many opportunities not only for enjoyment, but for reflection, rest, relaxation, travel, improving health or just getting one's life in order. Some just want to earn some money working a summer job while others use the summer to look for a job. In theory, there is nothing wrong with spending the summer, job hunting, but as I found out for the first time last year, spending the entire summer looking for a job is no fun and depressing. You need to leave yourself some time for enjoyment, regardless of what season it is.