Creative rejuvenation. Spiritual revival. Professional development.
You hear about pastors, professors and corporate execs taking time off for study, rejuvenation, travel… But business owners??
This business owner is going to do it!
I need time to heal and get my strength back: mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
You may or may not know that I was recently diagnosed with CRPS in my foot. CRPS is a nerve disease that is very painful and has kept me from wearing a shoe for over a year. I’m getting around fairly well on a knee walker, but my mobility is limited. I’m scheduled for surgery at the end of February to implant a Spinal Cord Stimulator to help manage pain. We’re hoping this device gets me back in a shoe, on my feet, and ready to get my energy and strength back after months of inactivity. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers during my recovery.
So if I am this close to getting back up and running (at least walking!), why would I choose to pause now for a Sabbatical?
A Sabbatical is a time for refreshment, study, reflection and rejuvenation. I feel my heart, soul and business all need a time to dive deep, to rediscover the roots of my passion and purpose, and then clarify the calling and focus of my life’s work. I promise you I won’t be simply watching Netflix and coloring mandalas — however I do anticipate doing some of that too! I plan to use this time to read, talk with people who inspire me, write, and listen.
So no new clients, speaking gigs or marketing for the next 9 months. I’ll fulfill the contracts and promises I’ve made over the next few weeks… and then I’m done!
Lots of fear is popping up in between moments of thrill at the thought of time to rest and write and read and think and possibly travel — but I am confident I will emerge with more focus and clarity, passion and purpose.
You’ll still see me here and on social media. I’ll keep you posted on projects and progress. But I will also probably take a bit of time offline too.
And at the end of these 9 months we’ll just see what is born from this time of refreshment.