This year, for many, Rosh Hashanah will be acknowledged without the close embrace of family. Perhaps, making it an even more profound experience, since it is a time of personal introspection and private reflection. Kinda like when you’re sailing in the ocean at sunset, and no one else is in sight…not even land, when your mind starts to deconstruct the day as it slowly reconstructs a new tomorrow.

And as an independent, crazy, creative artist/entrepreneur, reconstructing a new tomorrow is what you do best. And only you can motivate yourself to get up in the morning and construct something that matters. Then, at the end of the day, at sunset, it’s only you who truly knows what creative angst you’ve been through that day, what “inner” battles you’ve won or lost, who or what has challenged your efforts, and whether or not you caved in to resistance and vacillation, or stood your ground and followed your truth.

Important because this extraordinary, creative, independent, life we’ve chosen is truly all about self-motivation, self-dependence, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-validation and self-awareness. And Rosh Hashanah is the perfect time to take a solo dive at the deep end of the pool and rehash our failures, rethink our wins, and reload our impossible goals…whether we’re Jewish or not.

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