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
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman