Angie Kalousek Takes a “Leap of Faith”
[singlepic=1408,175,,,right]In the summer of 2007, Angie Kalousek experienced a two-month career break in Europe. She share’s with us her original thoughts on what made her decide to take this “Leap of Faith”.
Well, I did it. The job that I once loved became the job that I no longer love…and it was time for a change. So I took a leap of faith. I have chosen to forgo the reliable paycheck in hopes of discovering something more…something meaningful, joyful and fulfilling.
We all give so much of ourselves to our employers, and I wonder if we’re slowly giving away valuable minutes in our lives. Sure, we all need to work. We need to support ourselves, and we need to feel like we’re contributing to this world and enhancing our lives. But work should always bring us satisfaction and be a tool for growth. If it is, and you’re happy, you’re on the right track. But if not, it might be time to reevaluate…which is what I am doing.
I’ve started to contemplate what type of work will make me ultimately happy. I have my suspicions, but having worked for 17 years without stop, I’ve decided that I might need to step back a little to get some clarity on the matter.
[singlepic=1399,250,,,left]For now, I’ve chosen to focus on all the other aspects of my life that make me who I am. My friends, my family, my faith….spending time with my nieces and nephew, asking myself what I need and want in love. Developing my interests and seeing a bit of the wonderful world we live in.
So on June 5th  I’ll take off to spend 2 months in Europe. I’m lucky enough to have several friends that will be meeting up with me along the way – and I am also looking forward to the few times that I will be on my own.
The trip is meant to be insanely fun – but with any luck, I’ll also learn about myself and others – and ultimately become ready for what lies ahead.
You can read more about Angie’s travels on her blog: Angie’s Adventures
And read Angie’s Career Break Testimonial to see how it changed her life.
We’d love to hear from you!
Have you taken a career break or sabbatical? Please share with us what made you decide to take a career break.