Lessons From My Sabbatical

Tweet ThisI am in my second week back at work, and I keep being asked: How do you feel? Having taken time off, I think people thought I have become some sort of superwoman! That’s not what the time was about! it was about space to breathe and do some of the things I don’t…

8. End with Celebration

I’ve never liked Parma Violets, they were the sweets that always disappointed me if they turned up in our sweetie tin! Yet here I am, sat on Kato Paphos beach with what can only be described as liquid Parma Violets (ok so its lavender iced tea) and I like it, a lot. There have been a…

7. Digital Detox

This last week has been a rollercoaster of thoughts It started I think because I realised how close I am coming to the end of this sabbatical. Take a pre-holiday blues, with an acknowledgement of how grateful I have been for being given time off. Stir in a thought of underachievement, a disappointing but money-saving…

6. Choosing Mindsets

I must lay down the need to be perfect, the need to hide weakness, the pride of life. I must embrace growth and change and learning and celebrate the journey it takes me on.

5. New paths [Dover to Deal Walk]

Have you ever gone somewhere familiar and then not known or remembered the journey you had just taken? Often we slip into autopilot when in known settings, we just arrive at work or a friends house not having taken in the journey. I’ve even walked to a wrong venue because I began the walk on a…

4. Find Your Tribe

When I started out on this sabbatical I outlined four themes that I felt impressed on my heart. That this time would be about: connecting with God learning more about myself resting and making my home restful to develop healthy routine In week four this happened, but it happened through connecting with different amazing women throughout…

3. How to be Fearless

Week three was really bitty for me. One thing I have worked out about myself is I am better with routine. I am like a toddler, all it needs is one day out of routine and it takes a week to get me back into it!! FEARLESS This was the word theme for this week….

2. Lessons in resting

Week Two Week two has been a little different. God has continually been speaking to me and in ways that have left me feeling a little emotionally raw. What he’s been teaching me is to rest in him in those times, to investigate my feelings and emotions with him – not through my own self…

1. Setting Goals for Sabbatical

This was meant to go up Sunday, but I forgot … so in place of a Tuesday Post you have a round up of my first week off of work! Here are some things i have found out so far…