Earlier this month we paused to celebrate Labor Day in the United States. The holiday was established in the 19thcentury to honor American workers and recognize the problem of long working hours with no time off. Presently, while there are no specific prescribed rituals or traditions around Labor Day, Americans typically take a break to mark summer’s end. Ceasing from work, even from a short time, is a good thing.
In both secular and sacred viewpoints, work is vital, obligatory and honorable.
So, what happens when one day our work ends? When our nameplate comes off the door, our Social Security checks automatically deposit, and we no longer have a “role” or “title?” Who are we when we “retire?”
In our ministry of Re-Ignite, we meet countless Boomers who are at or near this significant milestone called “retirement.” They are seeking new directions, asking probing questions and desperately resisting the proverbial rocking chair. We believe this is the perfect season to take time and reflect on one’s core identity, unique design, passions, interests—and dreams. That’s why we have put together the My Life After Work Journal. In a colorful and dynamic way, the Journal asks questions, spurs reflection and helps you see the potential of the next chapter of life. The My Life After Work Journal is not a book filled with advice or stories, it is not a devotional book—it is an open book, ready for you to fill in the blanks with your story, your hopes, your thoughts.
The My Life After Work Journal is now available in both paperback and hardcover on Amazon.