“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott
You know those people who quit their jobs and then sell everything they’ve got to go on an epic life-changing adventure?
Well, I’ve never had the balls to pull off something like that before, haha, but every now and then I do get glimpses of changes I need in my life, and that next change at the moment is to try on a Christmas Sabbatical and slow down for the rest of the month to just “be” :)
Something I think we can all use in our lives every now and then – whether it be a pause from your work, your side projects, your passions, or even thinking about money 24/7 (gasp!).
I know we pride ourselves on how much we can hustle, but it’s good to hit the pause button every now and then and take a little time for *reflecting* too. Even if it’s just a long weekend or a couple extra days off – it doesn’t have to be anything too hardcore.
(Though here are some excellent tips if you DO want to go hardcore! Imagine slipping in year-long breaks every handful of years? 6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical Every Decade // Why Taking a Sabbatical Was The Best Money I Ever Spent)
So a) merry, merry Christmas and here’s to a great rest of the month! And b) I hope you’ll slow down a little and soak in life too :)
I’ll be poking around email and Twitter (@BudgetsAreSexy) if you miss me too much, but nothing new on this blog will be published until the New Year as I play hooky for a bit…
Really really love y’all, and will see you back in January! Thanks for reading my blog and allowing me to have the greatest job in the world!
PS: You can find all 2,456 articles from over the years here too if you want to play catch up while I’m gone: Budgets Are Sexy Archives. The first few years are probably the most entertaining as I was still in my 20’s and boozin’ it up ;)
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!