The last quarter of 2023.
For some it means that student loan payments with their sky high interest rates which accrued more debt even as the students finished up their studies will start again.
For others this day signals the beginning of preparation for the coming holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are the big three for Christian people.
There are an assortment of other religious, national, military, cultural, business, and seasonal holidays: Yom Kippur, Indigenous People Day, Canadian Thanksgiving Day. All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos, All Soul’s Day, General Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday, Advent, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Boxing Day, Kwanza, New Year’s Eve. There are so many days, too many for some, that are important to certain segments of the population dependent on what individuals value as most important.
I am in the too many observances camp, and now with social media it seems that every day is an invented commemorative day of some sort. If you can handle it all, great. If not, just don’t do it.
Since today is Sunday, I recommend that by this Friday you decide, explicitly and intentionally, what special days you will observe and how you will observe them. On Saturday mark these dates on your calendar. Be firm with yourself and others. Tame the holidays.
Who knows, you might be able to avoid overwhelm. If you do that, then you can pay attention to legacy projects.