This month, my husband reached an important milestone: his first sabbatical! I know, it's not quite as cute as a baby's first steps, but boy, were we excited! When he took his job 10 years ago, it felt like an eternity until we could enjoy this huge perk. And yet, here I am, preparing to send him back to work as a sun-kissed, mentally refreshed, and sort-of-kind-of-rested (but not really because we have young kids) worker bee. How is it already over???
While we have had sabbatical on our radar for 10 years, we resisted the urge to plan our getaway until roughly a year and a half ago. Then, we decided, we would escape to an island, take up residence, and pretend we were locals for as long as possible. When all was said and done, we had four weeks of life on Maui waiting for us, and we stepped off the plane into the breezy tropical air with zero set plans for our time on island.
Needless to say, we had an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime kind of trip. And I documented it all, naturally! While husband was on sabbatical and doing no "work", my photography work was in overdrive. I ended up with (maybe I shouldn't admit this) over 1,000 edited photos, which means I actually took...well, many, many more than that. However, not only am I going to make a killer photo book from all those great shots, but I also learned SO MUCH about the art of photography in the process. My working version of sabbatical left me refreshed, inspired and ready to continue this photographic journey.
I hope you will join me!