Today, I begin my sabbatical leave. Time really flies, I have been working for the past 10 years and maybe I am long overdue for a break from work, literally.
I’m not talking about the usual annual leave that we are entitled to. I’m talking about an actual break from work where I can ignore most phone calls and emails for an entire month. When my boss offered me the chance to go for this break, I jumped at it.
The mobile phone is a great invention which brings people closer than ever, but I come from a generation when mobile phones never existed and you can be a hermit for awhile without worrying about missed calls and SMSes.
Anyway, so it begins. A whole glorious month away from work.
I chose for the leave to coincide with my dad’s surgery so that I can be around to settle any loose ends, if needed. Will be writing an entry about that later.
A custom that is usually associated with sabbatical leave is setting personal targets to be achieved during this period. So here goes, my personal targets are as follows,
- Blogging! Wrote 3 entries before this, not counting the introduction one, and the last one being more than 2 months ago. Pretty pathetic right? Hope to blog every weekday of my leave, on anything and everything I do.
- Going to the gym. Target to go to the gym every weekday, and go on the treadmill. Hope to lose some excess fats and weight.
- Spend more time with my boy. He is growing up so fast and will turn 3 next month. Hope to spend more time with him and bring him swimming every weekday afternoon.
- Do my own things! After I started working, everything I do day in, day out seems to be a routine. Hope to be able to just bum around and go wherever I please, whenever I please!
Think that’s about it. Especially with the last one, it seems to cover whatever I want to do, whenever I decide to do them. Will blog about it as I go!!
Cheers to time off!!!