It was fall of 2019 and I was absolutely lost with my career. 3 months prior, I had just left a longtime employer to try something else.
Here I was in this new job with a fancy title and absolutely hating it. The problem was, I wasn’t sure what to do about it.
Of course, I knew this role wasn’t a long term fit for me, but I wasn’t actually sure what was. I figured staying put was my best option until I figured things out but the unhappiness and anxiety around this role was clouding any sensible judgment for what my immediate future should be.
Then I made my best career decision, I decided to take some time off.
From January 2020 to August 2020, I created a sabbatical for myself. This break created distance from my career and that distance is what actually helped me gain clarity on my future career path.
I’m not saying I have everything figured out now but I have such a healthier relationship with my career and I used that time off to do something that brings me so much joy now….I created a podcast.
My good friend Krista Edwards had a similar experience. She needed a shakeup and turned to a career break as well. She spent 5.5 months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, a long-distance thru hike which spans 2,650 miles.
We are both going to share stories from experience and transformation and discuss why a career break might be the exact thing you need right now.
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I hope you enjoy my conversation…the Queen of Roth IRAs and the monster athlete herself…Krista Edwards
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