1. Taking a Year-Long Vacation Can Boost Your Career. Here's Why.

    Taking a Year-Long Vacation Can Boost Your Career. Here's Why.

    What if there were a way you could take off months, or even a year, and come back reenergized and ready to take on the corporate world? Well, there is.

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    1. I supported myself with the savings I had accumulated in the months prior to termination. By moving to a country with a far lower cost of living, I was able to study and travel without worrying about finances as my savings were quite sufficient.
    2. In my time away from my full-time job, I pursued all of the hobbies that I never had enough time or energy to pursue in San Francisco. I practiced Brazilian jiujitsu, learned Spanish, deepened my yoga practice, practiced photography, wrote songs and eventually started a freelance marketing business.
    3. My husband went right back to his old school to teach, reinvigorated and ready to go. Our gap year had only confirmed to him that his career was his passion, and he couldn't wait to begin again.
    4. Upon wrapping up my year, I decided not to go back to a corporate job. I had really enjoyed the flexibility that came with working on my own website, and knew that I wanted to be able to work remotely, so I decided to go into consulting.
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