Labor Day.  The official last hurrah of the summer season. Personally, I’m ready for a 3 day weekend.  This has been a rough last week of August.  Between the crazy thunderstorms and forgetting to set my alarm a couple times, I need to rest and recharge this weekend.

(One night I forgot to charge my phone and it updated and drained the battery and I woke up 10 minutes after I was supposed to be at work.  Today, I remembered to set my alarm and plug my phone in, but I set it for an hour late. )

As a kid, I somewhat dreaded Labor Day weekend. Sure; it was full of cookouts and last minute summer fun, but it also meant that I had to go back to school soon.  It’s not that I hated school.  I just loved the freedom that summertime had to offer.  Back then, it seemed like there was never enough time to pack in all the fun things I wanted to do. Now that I think about it, there still isn’t.

So this morning, as I was driving to work thinking about how badly I was looking forward to a break, I started thinking about all of the fun that I had this summer.

I started off my summer holiday with a trip to Ohio. I got to spend a long weekend with family at the Cincinatti Zoo and King’s Island. I managed to fit in quite a few beach days and nights and trips to Michigan’s Adventure.  I watched my very best friend in the whole world get married and I sent my kid off to camp for a week.

HarborLight Credit Union carried on their tradition of a fun and busy summer with parades, concerts, and picnics. Even though we had to move the party indoors, the Magic Bus band didn’t disappoint.  We had gorgeous weather for our annual Member Picnic, and the White Lake Community Picnic was a complete success.  We managed to raise $1,300 for our White Lake Robotics teams.

I also started thinking about how very fitting it was that a holiday honoring and paying tribute to all the hard workers out there, is celebrated by typically having a day off.

Not that everyone in every industry gets the day off.  Let’s take a minute to thank all the men and women who do work on this day.  Without them, we wouldn’t have restaurants to eat at, stores to shop at, hospitals to go to, or emergency responders to respond to emergencies.

From all of us at HarborLight Credit Union, we wish you a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. Enjoy your last days of summer while you can because the pumpkin spice and apple cider will be here before we know it.

See you in September!