Seeking Sabbatical

Everybody needs a break. Not everyone gets one or is in the position to take advantage of it, but when the opportune moment arises, it’s a gift that should be savored. After all, it gives us far more energy for going forward with style.Digital illustration from photos + text: Recess

12 thoughts on “Seeking Sabbatical

  1. As someone who has recently been taking a rather extended break from my own blog, it is true that I’m finding myself somewhat refreshed, and finally my brain has begun again with the whole “I could write about that on my blog” train of thought. As someone who has been following your blog off and on for a long while now, I also find myself intrigued by the idea of possibly exploring other mediums as a creative outlet (such as sand art, or macrame artistic installations, or somehow finding a way to use smooth river stones to create art that mimics the natural wood grain found in ancient hardwood stumps). In any case, the break has been a good thing, and following your blog has been a good thing, and both have helped fuel my creative energy. 🙂

  2. This is so true! I’ve recently had some epiphanies. .. Time is not something you have in abundance. I don’t believe we should be maxed out working. Take a break!

    • I expect I shall! I’ll be figuring out how and when to do so on a larger scale, but for now am trying to help my spouse figure out how to build balance into a 1.75 FTE (plus guest gigs) schedule for the next number of months. It’ll be quite a feat for both of us, and who knows but what it might require that I take a break or reduce my schedule here sooner than I anticipate, but we shall find our way! 😉

  3. Hooray for recess! Truly we need breaks not only from our work, but from our routines. A man once said that a rut is nothing more than a grave with the ends kicked out! 😉

    • Yes, indeedy. I do think of the summer break and all of the holidays as extended recess. And I’m sure I’ve told you before that I know from my years of teaching that it’s the teachers most of all who relish said breathers!!! I’m just exceedingly grateful that there are *good* teachers like you who deign to come back into the fray time and again and save all of us poor souls who need the edification!!!

  4. As you might realize from my too-long absence from your creative and reflective shore, Kathryn, I have been having a lot of trouble balancing blogging with ‘other things’. I often marvel at how you have kept up with posting every day. Enjoy a little time ‘off’! XO ♥

    • Well, I’m going to have myself a good think about how and when to take my break or lighten the commitment, so we shall see. In the meantime I shall keep on plugging along as well as I’m able. Meanwhile, I certainly have greater respect for the Show Up & Do the Work crowd than I ever did in my university days. What that says about me as a teacher I’d rather not think, but there it is. 😉

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