When Fear Backs Down

Taking  a three month sabbatical requires overcoming a certain number of fears.  There was the fear of flying, the fear of getting sick, the fear of running out of money, the fear of dying.  I could go on and on here but the point is that we all have certain fears...

Musim Hujan – Streets of Water

Our sabbatical falls squarely in the middle of musim hujan or the wet season here in Indonesia.  In Oregon we have 4 season; fall (wet) winter (wet and cold), spring (warming up) and summer (warm to hot).  Notice that there are distinct changes in temperature...

Taking a Sabbatical in Indonesia

After nearly 24 hours of combined flight and transit time we finally landed in Jakarta Indonesia to officially kick off our Sabbatical 2.0.  We couldn’t be more excited or happier. Our sabbatical started with a road trip to Seattle in a rented mini-van also known as...

Sabbatical 2.0

His index finger hovered over the mouse button just as it had so many times before.  It quivered a bit dropping down to touch the cool plastic button but never with enough pressure to actually click it. Moments passed as he stared at the screen.  Time seemed to go in...

How to Negotiate a Sabbatical

A few weeks ago I wrote about How to Write a Sabbatical Proposal.  In this post I want to give you a few tips for presenting your sabbatical proposal.  This is a big step because you will be playing your hand at work.  Your secret is out and now everyone will know...