Hello again, fellow wanderers in the Cathedral Grove. Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m grateful you’re here.
This week, here’s a quote from Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac to kick things off.
This quote has a special resonance right now. I mentioned previously that work has been a bit same-y, a bit strugglesome for a few months now. It has taken a noticeable toll on my mental and physical well-being. It’s a salvageable situation, one I think can be significantly improved by taking a bit of a step back, taking some time to breathe and think.
My partner Nick and I are quite fortunate to be currently working for an organization that understands how unrelentingly intense the work we do can be and that recognizes its employees generally tend to burn out every 2-3 years. There’s a policy in place that makes it possible for employees to take a sabbatical of 2 months or more after working with the company for 2+ years, during which time their position is held for them. We’ve been encouraged to take a bit of time off ourselves and have just been granted a few months off in Spring 2019, typically the busiest, longest haul of our particular work year.
We’re really looking forward to the adventures we’re planning together, as well as the opportunity to explore training and additional opportunities which we otherwise don’t have time for because of our regular schedules. We’re still planning and number crunching and discussing joint adventures with friends who are likewise going to be on sabbatical, but I know whatever makes the final cut is going to be positively brilliant.
I’m looking forward to sharing more with you all in the future…
Until next time, may you be well and may you have your own wonderful adventures, big and small.