For the truly collaborative/competitive games, devise new rules to make them a solo game. You know, the one you always pass and never think of as a viable bar option? Option 1: Grab friends who are into sports and actually know what will be happening. Bonus points: choose opposing teams and make a small wager on the outcome. Here’s a restaurant adventure idea for you: Try a new restaurant and ask the waitstaff what they would recommend to eat or drink.
But if you plan one, some or all of these activities, you’ll likely get more out of your time on sabbatical and emerge rejuvenated, wiser and more worldly. What other essential activities would you add to the list?
): They're relatable, moving, inspiring, and not afraid to do things on their own.
Dating Yourself I think you should buy flowers for yourself.
You should take the vacation you’ve always dreamed of. You should tidy up the apartment, because someone special is coming by after work – you! My Story…Maybe It’s Yours Too In my early and mid-twenties, it seemed like my life revolved around finding a partner.
I made sure all of my friends knew I was single and looking and willing to be sent on blind dates. One September, though, it gave me pause to think about how much time I spent online looking for The One.
I winked and e-mailed and sent out my picture to countless near-strangers.
During this time, you may meet prospective partners, especially if you’re trying new and fun things!
But let go of the expectations of what those connections might be. Your sabbatical has an end date, so consider this a gentle incubation period, for the new connection and your expectations.
I had a budding professional career, a wide and fun circle of friends, volunteered with meaningful organizations, and cultivated hobbies, but I was still spending hours agonizing over finding The One.