The whole idea of the sabbatical started as vision after spending many months travelling the world in between university degrees. When I started working in 2008 as a psychologist, i had the firm conviction that the reason to work was to work towards sabbaticals. It took me 8 years to work and pay off my first 6 months sabbatical with the added plan, that I will now have them every 2 1/2 years. I jokingly call this idea of having sabbaticals: Preventive Medecine.
So a sabbatical is not a vacation, it is an opportunity to live without having to work for an income. It is a taste of pre-retirement with all the energy of wanting to create new projetcs. It is going to be a busy 6 months, and I want to make the most of it. So here it is, warts and all, my commitment to making this sabbatical a new start. But make no mistake, the purpose is not gloating, it comes from the pure conviction that living in such a rich society that we can chose to live the life we value.
- This blog is by no means to be taken as a substitute to therapy or be taken as therapeutic advice in your own particular life. Working with a psychotherapist can help you personalize what I am talking about in a way that is not possible with this blog. All personal stories will be changed in order for confidentiality to be perserved. Any resemblances are merely coincidental.