You can’t always get what you want

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As the rolling stones say: “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you might find , you get what you need.”

I had a romantic idea about my first day of my sabbatical life. For the first time in it seems ages, I would have to time for myself. I would just have time to do what I want, which I guess is rest.

Well, things didn’t turn out that way. After a sleepless night, both my kids turned out to be sick. So my day is all about wiping noses, cuddling – lot’s of cuddling, a bit of tv and just hugs and kisses for my babies. It is definitely not the way I saw my first day off, but it was exactly what I needed. It was a simple day full of love. It was the day I needed, because apparently I really needed to slow down, slow down to a stop.

Sabbatical life

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Oh my, I have had a bucketlist wish for years – take 6 months off of work and try to find my way again. After a tough pregnancy, a baby that cried non stop, another tough pregnancy, my husband having a hernia, well I was tired. Two young ones can do that to you. So after the new year, I decided to chose for myself. I decided to take a sabbatical for 6 months, starting in may of 2017 (actually it will start today  due to the fact that I have too many vacation days).

Sabbatical life, a half year to do what I want to do. Do not get me wrong, I am still a mom, a wife, just not an employee or co-worker anymore. This means I am able to focus on my family the coming months and have two days off a week to focus on myself. I have no clue yet what I am going to do, but I know that I am doing it. We shall see what the next six months happen.