This just in: Monday is Labor Day

Living the Life

This just in: Monday is Labor Day

Aug 29, 2012 | Living the Life

This just in: Monday is Labor Day

Aug 29, 2012 | Living the Life

Here’s a public service announcement: Monday (September 3, 2012) is the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. Had you lost track of that fact? You’re not alone. As solo PR pros, we often forget about non-religious holidays, or see them only as opportunities to get ahead on our work – while the rest of the world is out barbequing.

This year, take stock and ask yourself – do you need to give summer one last hurrah?

I don’t know about you, but to me it seems like there’s an unusual level of crankiness in the air. Perhaps the charged discourse around the upcoming U.S. elections have people especially on edge, or maybe I’m just noticing inconsequential arguments more, since I’m still riding the stormy seas of a family crisis (which tends to put things in perspective).

So this year, I’ll gladly be taking Labor Day – the celebration of the American worker – off (after all, who works harder than we solos?). I’ll unplug, try to relax, and prepare my brain and spirit for some of the exciting Solo PR Pro announcements we have on the way in September.

Who’s with me?!


Written By Kellye Crane
Kellye Crane is the founder of Solo PR Pro, which provides the tools, education, advocacy and community resources needed for indies to succeed and grow. She's a veteran and award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience - 19 of them solo.


  1. So true! I a. always wonder why emails and calls start trickling away the day before a holiday; and b. Almost always try to get caught up on things! It would be nice to take Monday off, but I might need some time, some random day down the road. That’s a huge benefit of the solo life: Taking time at YOUR discretion!

  2. You’re so right – I usually know a holiday is coming not because of the calendar, but because email/social media starts slowing down. Too funny!

  3. For me, Labor Day is always the last day before school starts. For me and my two school-aged kids that means a drastic change in our daily schedules! You can bet we’ll be savoring every last minute of this holiday!

  4. In my neck of the woods, the kids have been back in school for several weeks already. Hope your farewell to summer was fantastic!