career break

A Trick for Getting Where You Want to Be, Faster

October 10, 2012

Feel like you’re not moving fast enough toward your goals? Like you’re stagnant, struggling against the current? Here’s a counter-intuitive strategy that will help you make progress faster than ever before. Stop waiting until you’re ready We all tend to wait until we feel ready to make a change, or even take steps toward that […]

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Guide Launch! How to Take a Career Break to Travel

October 17, 2011

Wow. Big day here! Today I’m launching How to Take a Career Break to Travel, a step-by-step guide to making your dream trip happen. This has been a long time coming. I left on my own Big Trip in June 2008 — which is when I started this blog — and backpacked solo through seven […]

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What would help you take a career break?

May 2, 2011

Do you dream of taking a career break to travel? If so, what stops you? What obstacles do you face? What’s the most daunting part about making it happen? And what information could I provide that would help? I ask for two reasons: I’m working on my own project about how to take a career […]

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How to Find the Guts to Take a Leap

April 7, 2011

I bet, after reading that headline, you know what leap I’m talking about, what “leap” means for you. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’re looking for the guts to throw yourself into your writing or take a career break to travel. Or maybe you want to change jobs or move to a new […]

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What I learned during 2 years away from the work force

March 1, 2011

I’ve been working full time now for five months. And though I’m loving my new lifestyle and job, I don’t want to forget all that I learned during my two years away from the mainstream work force. I say “mainstream” because I was working for much of those two years. After traveling for six months, […]

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How to land an awesome job after your career break

January 31, 2011

Itching to travel? Check out How to Take a Career Break to Travel. Too many people don’t take the career break they dream about because they’re worried they won’t be able to find a job when they get back. It’s a valid concern, particularly in this tough economy. Especially because you don’t want just any […]

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Writers’ Roundup: October 8

October 8, 2010

Hope everyone had a great week! My favorite links from the last few days: Helpful slide show on social media for bloggers, at Zombie Journalism. If you think you might ever want to publish a book, Jane Friedman offers an excellent publishing primer. The Creative Penn runs a podcast on Writing your Life Story, an […]

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