The Sabbatical Project: Category: 30s-40s

Kira Goes from Corporate to Living the Dream

Kira’s 26-week sabbatical helps her reset her priorities and transition from corporate to the dream life she hoped to live.

Whether considering a career change, recovering from a personal loss, or seeking clarity after achieving professional milestones, a sabbatical offers the space to reflect, regroup, and realign with your goals and aspirations.

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30s-40sFemaleHealing/burnout

Bency Heals and Grows Through His Creative Sabbatical

To deal with burnout and the closure of his startup, Bency takes a creative sabbatical which becomes a journey of self-discovery and healing.

These extended moments of quiet (which included a social media detox), combined with intense journaling, and coaching – produced life-changing insights that helped me to forge my new authentic path/life ahead.

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30s-40sCareer changeCreativity

Stephanie’s Sabbatical: A Journey to Rebalance

When Stephanie’s long-awaited sabbatical comes, it brings her the opportunity to rebalance her work and life.

Being in front line service with nonprofits during the sabbatical, I didn’t realize how maxed out I was. Taking a sabbatical reminded me that I have options. I have choices about how to structure the business and also how much I work in the business.

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30s-40sCreativityFemale

Rebecca Finds the Space to Dream Up Her Next Chapter

Rebecca and her husband take their third sabbatical, dreaming up the next chapter of their life and creating a clear plan to achieve it.

The beauty about a sabbatical is that it is a sacred time that allows you to heal, reflect and dream. We set intentions, had clear objectives and organised our time…

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30s-40sCareer changeStories

Andy moves from burnout to balanced entrepreneur

Andy’s sabbatical takes them from a software engineer experiencing burnout to an invigorated and balanced entrepreneur.

My break changed my life. It taught me how little I could survive on and caused me to re-evaluate my Silicon Valley lifestyle. It opened my eyes to new ways of being and working filled with balance, time off, and unstructured time to explore my various passions.

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20s-30s30s-40sCareer change

Elliot’s New Way to Be in the World

Elliot’s sabbatical allowed him to slow down, explore a new way of living, and connect to his purpose.

If you’re feeling like you’re just working all the time, just doing and taking care of things, disconnected from your own sense of magic, and needing to slow down, a sabbatical could be an incredible gift to yourself, to those around you, and to the world.

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30s-40sCareer changeCreativity

Cady Finds a New Way of Working

Cady quits her job to take a sabbatical which leads her to discover a new way of working and take control of her time.

My break taught me to tolerate a different way of working, one that isn’t filled with daily emergencies and mini-crises. One that includes balance, days off, and time to explore creative hobbies and interests.

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30s-40sCareer changeEntrepreneurship

Sarah Sails into a Sabbatical

Sarah and her fiancé Andrew’s sabbatical sees them sailing out into the open ocean and living differently for two and a half years.

In a world that often glorifies non-stop productivity, the idea of taking a sabbatical can be met with skepticism. However, I firmly believe that the benefits of a sabbatical far outweigh any potential drawbacks.

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30s-40sCreativityEntrepreneurship

Samantha’s Six-Month Sabbatical

Samantha takes a self-funded six-month sabbatical which changes her view of life and helps her chart a new course.

My six-month sabbatical shifted my entire outlook on life and will be the gift that keeps on giving — it shifted my entire perspective about how to live life on your own terms.

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30s-40sHealing/burnoutStories

Carol learns to balance life and work

After years of sacrificing her personal life for her job, Carol goes on sabbatical and learns to balance work and life.

“You’re going to check your email five times a day for the first week, and twice a day for the second. But then—you’re going to put your phone down and forget that it exists until you come back.“

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30s-40sFemalePersonal Stories

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