How to take a sabbatical

When I tell people I'm taking a sabbatical for the first quarter of 2017, the most common response is, 'I wish I could do that!'. I don't work in academia; I'm a digital content producer working in an industry that is constantly evolving and innovating. It is very scary to step off my particular merry-go-round (pure FOMO, if you want to know), but what keeps most people from taking the sabbatical they secretly long for isn't about means or opportunity; it's simply a fear of the unknown. The best defence against that kind of fear is knowledge. A few days after making the decision, I sat down and read around 37 blogs and articles covering every topic from planning a sabbatical to what to do while having one, to re-entering the workplace and explaining the gap in your CV. Here's what I found helpful. What is a sabbatical? Sabbatical comes from the Latin, Greek and Hebrew words for Sabbath. It refers to a rest...
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