And I am headed towards the tail end of my sabbatical, I am feeling a lot more refreshed and energised. Granted that I am suffering from stiff shoulders these days from constantly carrying a growing baby, all things considered, I would think that the overall benefits outweigh the cost(most predominantly, the loss of income).

Looking back, I have been in the workforce for more than a decade and this is definitely the longest break that I have from work. And really, this was a much needed break.

Unlike the time when we were in school, where we had vacation breaks in between semesters, or long summer breaks in college, this was probably something that stopped appearing in our lives once we started out in the workforce. Granted that we could have 2-3 weeks of vacation time off a year but let’s all be honest, how many of us really …