An Unplanned Sabbatical Changed my Life

One year ago I gave myself the gift of a sabbatical…and it changed my life. After my job as a VP/COO at a nonprofit was abruptly eliminated, I was left unemployed, with no substantive job leads, and a choice. The choice centered on what to do next. After working full-time for the last 20-plus years with little interruption, I decided to take some time off and make the best of my newly found free time.