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I did it! I just resigned without a solid backup plan. I will take some time off, chill, go on vacation, will get inspired again and am looking forward to new adventures and challenges.

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Amen, brother. I recently took a six month break. Feel like a goddamn superhero. Seriously best thing I ever did for my mental health. Have fun, dude.

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I did it for 9 months and it’s the best thing I could have done for myself. Came back refreshed and more than doubled my salary. 💪🏼 (which speaks more to how much I was letting myself be taken advantage of before)

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I’m too poor to do this and my family relies on my health insurance but I’m living vicariously through you. Go have an awesome adventure!

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Irks me that ACD1 assumes OP is a man but other than that congrats

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Thanks for the great reactions! There are always enough good reasons to not take this step (like kids - absolutely valid) but some reasons just sounds scarier than they are. Although i like the privacy on fishbowl, i’ve decided to share what could have withhold me: I’m a western woman, living for 5yrs in an Asian country where I yet don’t speak the language well enough, where women are (unfortunately) still lower ranked than men and where the ceiling is not made of glass but heavy concrete. Not to mention that i’m relaying on a work visa. But on the other side: I love living in this amazing city, i love getting out of my comfort zone, i like discovering new cultures and meeting all kind of people. I’m a creative in heart and am sure I will be fine.

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I wish i had the money to do this. With a family and mortgage it seems so far out of reach

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Congratulations! Me too. Though I confession-bowled a few days ago that I'm not quite as positive about this as you, I'd like to be. Have a great break!!

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Do it before you have kids and a mortgage. That possibility disappears if you wait too long.

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Done it twice. It's the most liberating and empowering feeling ever. Enjoy!

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teach me your ways

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We salute you!

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Live. It. Up. #madrespect

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Yes!!!! Same here, going to take time to pursue my passion. Let us know how it goes whenever you need to jump back into the working world

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You won’t regret it! I did it for the last year and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done

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Congrats! Those that have taken a break, how did you explain your break in interviews?

You’re living the dream!

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