In Be Happier, Find Your Passion, For Dream Chasers

Today’s Word of the Day (courtesy of Dictionary.com) got me daydreaming.

sabbaticalsuh-BAT-i-kuhl , noun;
1. Any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.

I’ve never taken one but it’s fun to imagine what I would do with such a divine block of time…

…I’d travel to new places like New Zealand, Eastern Europe and South America.

…I’d help rebuild places that have been demolished by natural disasters.

…I’d use my camera every day.

…I’d take my time.

…And, of course, I’d write. Long hand.

What would you do?

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  • Ashley Prince
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    I too would travel to New Zealand and Eastern Europe, instead of South America, I would go to Ireland.

    I would write.

    I would see all of my family without having to worry about deadlines, work, etc.

    I would also bask in the moonlight while doing nothing at all.

  • pibarrington
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    Travel travel travel. No better learning experience. No better way to improve and enhance your writing ability and no better way to expand your mind!

  • the writ and the wrote
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    I dream of going on a world cruise, so I would probably do that and just write as much as I possibly could.

    • Erika Liodice
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      A world cruise — I love it!! Do they have such a thing?? If so, sign me up!

  • karenselliott
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    I’d go to Wales for a month and walk and hike and take pictures and write notes in a notebook and write about it. I’d visit the hometown of my great-grandfather in Southern Wales. I’d stop and talk to every old geezer I saw and ask about the “old days.” I’d stop off in every pub I came to. **I’m in a natural disaster right now and after a week, I’m ready to just get the heck out of here. I’d still write and research and network every day.

    • Erika Liodice
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      Karen,
      That sounds like a fun sabbatical. I’m a sucker for stories about the “olden days” too 🙂

      Erika

    • pibarrington
      Reply

      That’s one of my sister’s dreams too–she was hoping to walk England this year, but alas…

  • Joelle Wilson
    Reply

    I’d go back to the Black Hills in South Dakota. There was something so magical about that place. I fell in love with the badlands too, love the desert.

    • Erika Liodice
      Reply

      I’ve never been to Black Hill or the badlands, but your description makes me want to go!

    • pibarrington
      Reply

      I have ALWAYS wanted to visit the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming! I’m a big lover of the wide open spaces and pristine nature!! I WISH!

  • Anne
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    I would drive to Sedona, AZ and explore the area.

  • Laura M.
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    Well, gee, I would travel. However, that’s not feasible considering I have very little in my bank account. So I think I would spend it reading and writing — which is exactly what I do when I take weekend or week-long sabbaticals! 🙂

  • Adrienne
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    I am currently on a two week sabbatical which will soon end in approx. 4 days. Interestingly enough I decided not to travel to China but to spend time with my aging parents on a cruise. Needlless to say, I was so wrapped up into life that I failed to make the reservations. Therefore, I have spend time enjoying my parents and relaxing and reflecting on one of my favortie movies “Eat, Pray, Love”. Truely uncertain about my job situation I have spent time journaling and researching/exploring Quest Physics.

    • Erika Liodice
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      Well, even though you didn’t get to China or on your cruise, it sounds like you made good use of your time off 🙂

      Erika

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