I needed a break…a really long and fulfilling break, one that I’m calling a “cultural sabbatical”.
Taking six months off from my normal life was not an easy decision. I’m risking my career stability, my financial security, my kids’ college savings, and my retirement savings to name a few. But six months is what I need to recalibrate the direction of my life and reconnect with the things that are most important to me.
The three things I aim to accomplish in these six months are:
3. Writing for myself (via journaling) and for others (via this blog)
This is how our cultural sabbatical has played out so far:
Let’s face it. We all need a long, healthy break sometimes. None of us are made to go at high speeds and long distances for extended periods of time. Even God rested on the seventh day, the Sabbath.
Don’t defer your dreams and tell yourself you’ll do it when you have time. You’ll never have time because that funny thing called “life” always gets in the way. Once you make your life your priority, you’ll find the time to take that break that you always needed…and you’ll be a better version of yourself when you return.