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We can learn a lot from the story line, “sabbatical idea to departure.” But, the story of what happens next provides the best information to help us to look closer at our own ideas about taking time out from work
Who doesn’t want answers to these questions:
Just how did those teenage daughters like being away [...]
Picture yourself an ascending star in your field, speeding down the highway toward success. Everything’s going smoothly and the road is clear. But one mile from arriving at your pinnacle, you stop the car, get out and walk home.
That’s what Andy Borowitz did – and he’s happier because of it.
In the 1990s, Hollywood comedian Borowitz [...]
This past weekend, my mother moved her 95-year-old father from Ohio to Pensacola, Florida, and into an assisted living facility a couple of miles up the road from her house. She had two siblings helping her, but this was still a time-consuming, logistical ordeal. Have you ever prepared an almost-centurion to get through TSA? Have [...]
Dan Clements is the author of Escape 101: Sabbaticals Made Simple. He and his wife have taken several sabbaticals – the most recent was a 5-month career break to rural Paraguay, South America with their five-year old daughter. Dan was kind enough to share the following insights on taking sabbaticals with children. I sure love [...]
Technically it’s still the beginning of 2009 meaning a chance to really resolve how things will be better in your life exists. Changing to a sabbatical mindset doesn’t mean you’ll actually take a break from your work this year. It just means you can start thinking differently. It’s possible, you know.
The story goes that in [...]
The 4-Hour Work Week inspires sabbatical mindset
While some want their sabbaticals to be about extreme physical challenges like an Ironman Triathalon or solo circumnavigation, other people just want to get a wee more fit. We’re not interested in testing our body’s endurance, nor do we relish having our hearts jump out of our chests from fear (like when the wind starts [...]
Marcus Lynn did exactly as his mentor urged him to do. He negotiated an 8-week sabbatical before he accepted his new position as pastor of the First Church of Versailles in Versailles, Kentucky, a suburb of Lexington. That sabbatical opportunity rolls around every five years. And guess what? Marcus just got [...]
In an interview last week, Elizabeth talked with a man who had taken a 3-month sabbatical – an eye-popping, continent-hopping adventure with family and friends. Right before I was ready to glow blue-green with envy (blue for the two oceans he crossed; green for the amount of money this adventure must have cost), I tripped [...]
In the conference room of a growing, mid-sized technology firm, 35-year-old Larry describes his dream sabbatical to other sabbatical candidates at his company.
Larry’s first career was behind the lens of a camera. Though happy and successful now in the technology field, he’s missed the creativity and intensity of the film industry. Even the long [...]
With a clot the size of a golf ball in her head, Jill Bolte Taylor’s work at Harvard’s brain research center got personal. Her stroke left her without the use of her left hemisphere. She lost the basic analytical functions like her ability to speak, understand numbers or letters. Surgery and eight years of recovery [...]
Bud Bilanich, “The Common Sense Guy”, in his blog, “Vacation Time is a Great Time to Establish Yourself,” presents your co-worker’s vacation as THE opportunity of a professional lifetime for YOU – who will not be on vacation. Simply by volunteering to take on some of his work, you’ll be growing your skills – [...]