The Sabbatical Project: Category: Healing/burnout

Sonia’s 3-Month Healing Sabbatical

Sonia takes a sabbatical to heal from burnout and grief, spend time with her friends and family, and understand what healing means to her.

While I hoped and expected my sabbatical would shift my mind –quiet it, slow it down– I was completely shocked at how much this pause brought me into my body…

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30s-40sC-levelCreativity

Ryan’s Bucket List Adventures

After 20 years in enterprise software, it was time for a sabbatical – time to tackle some of the adventures on my bucket list.

I’m now committed to becoming my “next mountain” self, the person that I was discovering over my period of sabbatical: Who is in constant search of a cause bigger than me.

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30s-40sCareer changeEducation

Timothy’s Career Transition

After 13 years working in a consulting firm, Timothy goes on a sabbatical to mark his career transition and attain his dream.

In moments of transition or change – a sabbatical gives you distance and time to think. I think doing this between jobs is a great idea if you can afford to take a few weeks off.

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50s+C-levelCareer change

Renee’s Lifelong Dream Coming True

A former Fortune 500 executive takes a professional career sabbatical to visit every UN member country – she uses a wheelchair!

I am so confident in myself, my relationships, and the path my life is on now.

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20s-30s30s-40sCareer change

Ellen’s much-needed sabbatical

When an unexpected 3 month lockdown hits, Ellen and J use the time to rest, relax and get ready for their big adventure — a 9-month sabbatical traveling around Australia.

I knew I needed a long break to recover from a tough year, I just didn’t realise how much it would change my life 

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50s+Career changeFemale

Monisha’s Renewed Identity

A mother and nonprofit founder takes a sabbatical and gets a better perspective on identity, family, and work.

Time is the most precious resource we have – the sabbatical really reinforced that. It’s one of the best ways to stop and reset and figure out how you are using your time. 

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FemaleHealing/burnoutStories

Kimberly’s Inner Pilgrimage

A mission-oriented caretaker moves from overworked and disconnected to finding trust and alignment.

“Life is infinitely better than it was a year ago. I have more trust in the universe. I have more trust in myself.”

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20s-30sCareer changeFemale

Nola Changes Careers After 17 Years

Rest and recovery is essential in building new foundations for pivoting for the future.

It’s a real commitment to health and wellness. Change is constant and we need time to understand how we feel.

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50s+Career changeCreativity

Shea’s Crisis-Prevention Strategy

Shea took three months before starting a new job to unwind, reconnect with family and loved ones, and to experiment creatively.

I wanted to be connected with myself and centered enough that I could go into my next job fully myself. But also to not have the job take over my whole personality.

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30s-40sFemaleHealing/burnout

Doug’s Unpaid (and Paid!) Sabbatical

After leaving a toxic work environment, a finance executive steps into full-time parenthood to support his family and re-discover joy.

“There’s more to your life than your career. It’s not a one-way street. My sabbaticals gave me the space to get back in touch with things that mattered to me.”

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30s-40sHealing/burnoutMale

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