When we created our 2018 Sandra Troux Mysteries Vision Board, the phrase "Labor of Love" was clearly an important aspect of our working and writing collaboration as we imagine and manifest the characters and plots of the Sandra Troux Mysteries book series.
What does the word labor in the phrase "Labor of Love" mean? Labor evokes work, work hard, hard work, involvement, effort, engagement, producing, strive, exert, struggle, expend, etc. Oh my, I am exhausted just thinking about this idea of work - doing something that is so draining to produce results and make a living.
But Labor of Love - ahhhhh - that's totally different. A labor of love is work done for the pleasure of it, for the satisfaction, for the effort itself. Some people labor only for the pleasure of it, with no thought whatsoever of material reward. The work itself is the reward.
However, for those of us remaking, re-envisioning or reinventing our lives as so many Baby Boomers - especially women - are doing, a Labor of Love i...