Happy Labor Day

Posted on September 6, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Happy Labor Day to all those readers in the US, and there’s no reason my international readers can’t enjoy a nice celebration today too. It’s been interesting leading up to this holiday for me now that I’m a full time blogger and internet entrepreneur. My wife asked me if I got today off. I told her I’d have to talk to my boss and get back to her.

The other interesting part of this dilemma is that I love what I do for work. Aren’t you suppose to do the things that you love on a Holiday? Makes for an interesting decision with certainly no right answer.

Either way, it’s been a great weekend for me already. My college football team won on Saturday and so we’re looking forward to a great football season. Regardless of how much I “work” today, I’m sure I’ll be embarking on some great adventure with my wife and 3 kids.

I dug into some old videos last night and ended up watching Dead Poets Society. I thought it fitting to hear the message Carpe Diem, “Seize the Day.” I think that’s an appropriate message for me to think about as we decide what to do today. Add that to my life philosophy that “Life is about making stories and telling stories” and hopefully I can find something that will meet those two objectives.

I’d love to hear what you plan to do. Either way, enjoy your Holiday! Plus, a big thanks to all those healthcare providers who are still working today. Your sacrifice and commitment to your jobs isn’t lost on me.