This is the eighth article following The Irony of Quitting My Job to Take a Sabbatical, the first in a series on what I learned and what I’d recommend from quitting my job to take a six-month sabbatical (without another job in sight). In my last post, I talked about the importance of patience in committing to true change. Life, travel and the start of the holidays got the best of me, and now three weeks later, I’m back to share a couple reasons why very few people knew about my plans to quit to take a sabbatical.
“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” – Alfred North Whitehead
How ironic that my last post was about patience, and these past few weeks have put me to the test.
With traveling and other factors, I found myself overwhelmed, pressed for time and seemingly unable to put words down on a page. Times like this happen, and when it does, I’ve found it best to respect my limits and move on.
Amidst everything going on, I also realized I neglected to mention a key aspect—the role others played while I brought my idea of quitting my job to take a sabbatical from fruition to realization. So here goes!
New ideas are exhilarating, full of promise, and the best ones may seem a little crazy or even absurd.Continue Reading