The Sabbatical Project: Category: With Children

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

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

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

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

Winston’s Family Sabbatical

A year above the Arctic Circle to spend time with family and reconnect with personal and professional goals.

“The ultimate byproduct of my sabbatical is that I no longer need to compartmentalize work from having fun and making a difference.“

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30s-40sHealing/burnoutMale

Justin & Allison’s Summer Sabbatical

4 kids, 9 weeks, and 8,300 miles after 16 years as CEO.

“I’ve never seen my wife so consistently happy. Bear in mind, we were in a box with four kids for two straight months. No babysitter. No date nights.”

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30s-40sC-levelCompany-sponsored

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