Say that some force of nature, or your own insanity, allows you to have one year off from your normal life. In this scenario, there are no kids (probably), an easy mortgage/rent scenario and some money (not a fortune) in the bank. These are your parameters. BUT you cannot continue working at your present job (and you can’t return). In other words, you are completely free for one year to try anything you want to try. What do you do?
I imagine that there are some of you reading this blog that love your jobs/careers so much that you would do them anyway—or find a way to pursue those same things, but in a different way. For some, the idea could be a bit paralyzing because there are so many things you want to do, and you aren’t sure where to start. For others, the idea of not having more money coming in, even though you would be completely stable without it for that year, would mean you’d automatically seek out other paid work.
What is the thing that you would gravitate towards in this situation? I’m partial to Bewitched marathons on the couch, myself.
Could you spend your days going to museums and trying a class?
Would you stay at the beach for a year?
Would you head to Africa for a year to work with an NGO?
Would you try many different things and go from internship to internship?
Would you head to Greece and write that long-awaited novel?
What would you do?