One week into the Sabbatical

It’s been one week since my sabbatical began, and a lovely week it has been.

Daniel and I hiked up Mt Townsend, went to the Queen Anne farmers market in the middle of the afternoon, watched the Fremont solstice parade, completed some odds and ends around the house, and picnicked at Greenlake. I slept in and woke up without an alarm every day (albeit usually only until 6a, but that’s still 1 to 1.5 hours later than I usually got up), went to the gym and worked out as long as I wanted to, bought a road bike and went for a trail ride, read a couple of books, and researched an impending trip to Europe in September (likely Germany and Prague).

Most importantly: at the end of the week I finally stopped thinking about work.

This past week has mostly been about decompression and finding my way through days without a rigid schedule — I look forward to more of it!