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I’ve Been Failing at My Sabbatical

I’ve been failing at my sabbatical. That’s the word I’ve been choosing to describe this period of stepping back from the work for which I once felt such devotion. It sounded like a more romantic word than “break” and a less confusing term than “gap year” and a less dramatic designation than “mid-life crisis.” It could be a bit of a misnomer in that sabbaticals are often a time of paid leave and often associated with college…