My First Sabbatical

My First Sabbatical

Sabbatical Sundays
About 15 years ago, I took my first sabbatical from work.  I quit my job with plans to spend a year traveling around the world.  That was the goal. I wanted to experience the world while I was still young, without kids, a mortgage, or a real career. And I did it. Though, it ended up being about a six-month trip because, the truth is, it got sort of boring. That’s right, traveling the world got boring. Not because there wasn’t enough to do or see.  But there wasn’t enough challenge. What I remember most about the end of my trip is feeling like I had too much time to think.  I started having bizarre dreams about people from my childhood. It was all enjoyable, but it felt like a…
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Samantha’s Sabbatical: Intro and Frequently Asked Questions

Samantha’s Sabbatical: Intro and Frequently Asked Questions

Sabbatical Sundays
Hi. I’m Samatha.  I’m a working mom, corporate employee, our family’s breadwinner, and mom of 2. I love my job, but I am ready for a break.  I’m thrilled to be joining Women’s Money for a regular series during 2021 to tell you about my plans to take a year off. That’s right. I’m planning to take a year-long sabbatical from my job in 2022.  In this introduction post, I’ll answer some of the most common questions I expect to get about my plans to take a year off work. Why are you taking a sabbatical? What are you going to do with your year off? While only a few people know about my plans, they have all asked me -- why are you taking a sabbatical? Is this like…
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