This is the ninth 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 shared two reasons why you may want to keep new ideas under wraps. Here I share eight areas I kept in mind when it came to considerations prior to taking the leap.
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
– Peter F. Drucker
With the inner confidence of quitting my job and taking a sabbatical established, some planning began taking place.
I found myself relaxing in the assurance of quitting in July. Even though the end date was seemingly far off, there was a light at the end of the tunnel to work towards. I noticed positive shifts in my mood and behavior at work and at home. My mind started planning and figuring out logistics—all of what happens when you commit to change.