The Sabbatical Project: Tag: Sabbatical

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

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

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

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

Marielena Creates Her Own Path

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

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