Last weekend I experienced the first full day of rest in over 3 months. Ahhhhh, what a feeling! I have been like a little steam engine, chugging along day after day, beyond the point of exhaustion. Call it adrenaline, endurance, whatever… we made it. We left our home and have set out on our 10 month sabbatical. For the sake of accountability, I vow (publicly) to take a sabbath day at least once a week during my sabbatical year. And on that sabbath day, I will rest, play, enjoy being with my family, pray, unplug, drink wine, eat chocolate and journal. I already suspect that a gem of leaving “life as we know it,” behind is in the creation of space in our hearts and minds for new stimuli. Kind of like a hard-drive cleansing – backing up files and storing them elsewhere – giving us new ram and gigabytes to fill, share and care about. For my husband and I, that means engaging very intimately in our kids’ studies and experiential lessons. Subjects learned decades ago will re-surface, now sifting through much older, yet professional and parental perspectives. It shall be interesting to learn with our children.
Onward!! If you would like to follow our family sabbatical, subscribe to our blog, www.GoGiveLearn.com.
I will continue my musings here on Village Wisdom until it feels repetitive. I suspect I am in for another transformation.
Thanks for your interest in global citizenship, global engagement and global advocacy. It’s an honor for me to meet folks like you.
Back to work until the next sabbath day, Carrie