The Sabbatical Project: Category: With Partner

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

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

Milena Designs Her Sabbatical

Milena leverages her design thinking and strategic skills to plan a 12-week sabbatical miles away from home.

I took 3 months off of my work without pay and so did my partner. We saved up for 6 months in advance… using my design thinking brain when planning a sabbatical turned out to be a good thing.

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20s-30s30s-40sCareer change

Carol-Ann’s 2-Year Sabbatical

Carol-Ann is no stranger to sabbaticals and she recognized the signs that she needed a break — only this break would be her longest sabbatical yet.

When you can experience your life in the absence of stress, when you disengage auto-pilot, there is an opportunity to be the best version of yourself and to live your life intentionally.

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30s-40s50s+C-level

Kevin’s total life transformation

Kevin’s sabbatical helps him transform his life, leave the advertising industry, and move to Costa Rica with his wife and two children.

I rejected the idea of “work until you’re 65, then retire and enjoy your life.” With planning, we can adopt a different lifestyle design.

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30s-40sCareer changeCreativity

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

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

Mary Feels Like Herself Again

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

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