This is the third and final part in a series of How to Sabbatical, Pt 1: Jump Off the Train and How to Sabbatical, Pt. 2: F*ck It, I’m Going Around the World.

It’s now 3 years after the sabbatical and re-entry to workforce, and it continues to be vocationally the best thing I’ve ever done.

I was wide open upon return. Legs strong, synapses cleared, and ready for my first female President and a new professional start.

We all know that one of those things did not happen, and a very real part of my autumnal return was that…

Jill Corral

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