July 16, 2007

Sabbatical



Sabbatical...That is the term for this French adventure. Quiet time to reflect on careers and plans for the future. John will be entering additional thoughts in a bit, but I should start things rolling. I love my job, the location, my co-workers and those I work with on a daily basis. My work is in town where I live; a quick 10 minute drive, or a hilly 20 minute bike ride. Wonderful equipment and facilities, and the staff is my second family. Most assume my leave for a "French Adventure" is only to support my husband in his dream.





That is not entirely true. There are certain skills and specialties I enjoy, and have worked through several years of continuing education and additional training to supplement those skills .There is time here for studying and considering additional options to increase my satisfaction with "how" I help others. Have enjoyed communicating with old and new friends (through a wonder that is the internet), and appreciate how they have taken quiet time to prepare for what they now love to do every day.



I am hoping to be at that level soon. Always looking for advice. M

3 comments:

Kim G. said...

You know I've been there, too Marty. Not literally in France but in the place where I wanted to do more than my job allowed. All I can tell you is that you will know when its the right time to make your move. You will be able to think nothing more than the next step of your life. And...if you never try, you will never know. Go for it.
Kim G.

M said...

Kim
Thanks for the input - How did I know you would probably understand the best? Marty

Joe said...

What a great way for the both of you to do what you're doing, experience what you're experiencing, living life to the fullest that you can.

You're both talented individuals and a pleasure to know. Sometimes I think about how I should've done things earlier in life but then the thought that everything is done or takes place at the right time comes to mind.

Over the last few years more than ever the realization that attitude is more important than anything else. Actually it goes way back to when I was in high school and mom gave me a bookmark that spoke about state of mind. It's so true. How our life is, on a daily basis, is totally determined by our state of mind. We make our lives what they are. It doesn't matter where you are, there's beauty and richness.

Joe