The Sabbatical Project: Category: With Partner

Monisha

A mother and nonprofit founder takes a break from work and gets a better perspective on identity, family, and her role in the company she founded.

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FemaleHealing/burnoutStories

Doug

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

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30s-40sHealing/burnoutMale

Winston

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

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30s-40sHealing/burnoutMale

Mary

A nonprofit leader steps away to heal and choose how (or if) she wants to return to her dream job.

“My hope was that by stepping away, when I came back, I would actually be choosing this again, as opposed to it just happening to me.”

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30s-40sCompany-sponsoredFemale

Natasha

A one year sabbatical to learn and live intentionally while touring around the world with her husband.

“The sabbatical didn’t change my mind on what I wanted to spend my time doing. It gave me clarity and courage to move in the direction I always was trying to move in.”

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30s-40sCareer changeFemale

Marielena

A medical device marketer quits to pursue her lifelong dream job at age 40.

“I realized that my entire self-worth was based on external validation. I’ve had to reprogram. I now see success as the amount of joy something brings me.”

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30s-40sCareer changeCreativity

Justin & Allison

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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