Life sabbatical

It’s been so long since I wrote, I’m feeling a little shy and don’t know how to write. Today was my last official day of work at my job, a fact which is monumental enough to record, even though it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I was at this job for the past seven years exactly. It was my first “real” full-time job, and I definitely grew and learned a lot in it. While I haven’t fully processed everything, it does feel weird to imagine someone else at my desk, doing “my” work.

I am not moving onto another full-time job right away, as everyone around me advised. I just wanted some time to focus on health, explore my creativity deeply and try things off this professional path I’ve been on for the last 10 years. After I started writing this, I realized seven years is the usual time period before a sabbatical leave for professors at university. So I just changed the title of this post from “Last day of work” to “Life sabbatical.” I like framing this next year as a sabbatical, a break from work to pursue interests and rest.

So good job, me, on the last seven years. Take 2023 to explore and have faith that you remain on an onward and upward path. Lots of things I want to try and do next year, planning to document much of it on this space.

Hoping everyone out there is staying healthy and happy. Wishing you peace and light for the new year.

7 Comments

  1. Sheep!!! So wonderful to “hear” from you again! A sabbatical year sounds great! (I’ve been a parent for far more than 7 years. When’s my sabbatical? πŸ˜‰ )

    Wishing you a wonderful new year full of enlightening exploration and joy!

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  2. Wow. You’re so lucky. I’d love to take a year off πŸ˜‰ In fact, I think many would, but maybe they’d get bored, but I know you won’t.

    What a magical start to a new year. All the best, xoxo

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