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Call it “Eat, Pray, Love" (and Drink) Syndrome

This Christmas I’ll be turning 40 and stop dreaming about taking a career break to travel. After years of disciplined life, I’ll do it ! I’ll leave my job in Bordeaux for a few months, bid “adieu” to my bo-ho loft, drop off my beloved black cats at “Chez Maman” and pack my bags. 297 more words

Viviana Vecchione

Friday review: Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free

When you first start making travel plans, especially if you’re going on a long trip, like a sabbatical or a career break, one of the first things you’ll probably (hopefully!) think about is… 434 more words


Career Break: Week One

I’ve learned that it’s a whole lot easier to exercise when you’re not exhausted by work.  I’ve also learned that I was so perpetually exhausted by work that I didn’t even realize it, because it was so normal. 100 more words

Career Break

My second mini retirement, month one. – “I was bored after three weeks”

Is what a friend of mine said after he was made redundant from a role some time ago.

My story didn’t quite go the same as his, but during the first few days after officially ending my previous role I did find myself in some shock. 1,990 more words

8 Personal Milestones I've Achieved While On A Career Break

When I told my parents over a year ago, “I’m moving to Malaysia to start a new life and perhaps a new career”, the response I got was “Okay anak, ingat!” (Okay my child, take care!). 1,575 more words

Pinay In Malaysia

My last two weeks of work


I quit my job today.  I turned in my two weeks notice.

This is in some ways the most honest thing I’ve ever done.  Will I be able to stand living on a tight budget?  379 more words

Career Break

Gone Crazy, be back in a year



I’ve decided to quit my job and take a few months off to find myself. I’m not a teenager. I’m not rich. I have a mortgage, a husband, and four pets (but luckily no children). 1,075 more words

Career Break