sabbatical [suh-bat-i-kuh l]
any extended period of leave from one's customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
Each year in July, my members and coaching clients allow me to take a month off. I invest this time into three areas; family + friends, rest + recuperation and reading + learning. I'm grateful for this opportunity and wanted to share how I invested my time in 2019.
I spent time early in the month resting, working around the house and with family. I started the month in Arkansas with my folks. Dad has not been well and it was great to spend time with them. I flew from there to Houston to hang out with my son. I traveled to Denver to visit my younger daughter and son-in-law. We saw Hootie and the Blowfish, hiked to a glacier and had a blast! I went from mountains to beach and had a great time at the coast with my older daughter, her husband and our grandsons. We flew kites, played in the water and did some fishing. Jill and I took our annual trip to Mexico and enjoyed relaxing for a few days in the sun. She was also able to go back to Arkansas with me to see my folks.
About three weeks in, I started missing the people I work with! My “job” is amazing and I’m inspired by the over 100 leaders I have the privilege of working with. I was ready to be back! It was a great time off and I am #grateful.
Sabbatical 2018 >>>>