Sabbatical Stories

Daisy’s Opportunity to Listen to the Inner Voice

Summary: Amidst the chaos of a fast-paced life and health struggles, a sabbatical offers Daisy the opportunity to listen, heal, and find renewed confidence and clarity.

Being able to listen to yourself!

I never knew that I could become stronger by doing less.

When the storm and rush of working in this fast-paced society calms down, you suddenly find an emptiness that can slowly be filled with things that nurture your soul, your mind and your body.

That doesn’t mean that you will completely turn your life upside down, it merely gives a more satisfying approach to your existing goals and dreams. It’s more balanced, more secure and with more strength, thus it gives you more chances to succeed. You are your own best asset, nurture it.


I started my sabbatical 2 years after being diagnosed with epilepsy. I had 2 major attacks and before and after that life wasn’t very easy. Especially when you have a company to run. I created events and actions for people that are less fortunate than others.

I slowly made progress health wise and after taking care of so many others for years, it was time to take care of myself and to take the leap of starting a sabbatical. Redefining yourself, recovering, rebooting.

Activities you engaged in during your sabbatical:

Tons of books you never had a chance to read. New courses, new friendships, traveling. Visiting places in my own country. But the most important thing of all. Learning to do nothing at all without feeling guilty. Trying to find rest without putting pressure on yourself.

How long was your sabbatical (in weeks)?
52

What kind of work did you return to?
Totally different work

Describe any changes you made in your life post-sabbatical:
Being more confident to believe I deserve this.

Why do you think others should (or shouldn’t) take sabbaticals?

I just think a sabbatical is an amazing opportunity to hear yourself. In society we always do what we are supposed to do. To friends, family, work… But during your sabbatical everything shifts towards you. The time you have is a wonderful tool to hear yourself. Who are you when there are no titles to attach yourself to? What matters? What do you want? How are you able to become stronger?

I think that taking a Sabbatical can put you years ahead.

You can connect with Daisy Lynch here

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