My guest post on the formidable yesandyes blog: Why You Should Take A Career Sabbatical

March 29, 2012 | Petra Zlatevska

A few months ago, I got in touch with the lovely Sarah, editor and founder of one of my favourite blogs yesandyes.  After a bit of email badminton, she asked me to write a guest post on the benefits of embarking upon a career sabbatical.

This post was inspired by my real-life post-GFC travels around Asia, prior to landing in Berlin. I credit the sabbatical with pushing me out of my comfort zone and being a MAJOR factor in giving me the confidence and courage to pursue my writing and creative career.


How many times have you been sitting in your office with a full in-tray, an annoying boss asking you to churn out yet another meaningless monthly report and what with yesterday’s cuppa soup staining your desk, all the while dreaming about joining an art retreat in the Tuscan foothills? Well, the good news is that these day dreams don’t merely have to be confined to your private journal or Pinterest board.  In less time than you’d think, you could be sitting in on that artist’s retreat.

The bad news is that it is going to take a bit of saving, a lot of motivation and a healthy dose of courage.

Read on here

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