Today marks four months until my sabbatical starts and 25 days until I hit the qualifying point for that “perk” – 5 years at Automattic.
I got the final date in March and got those dates locked down using our home built scheduling tool (Your team can use this same thing – https://happy.tools – we built our own scheduling tool!).
I recently had another Donut chat and my colleague asked about what I’d be up to. We lamented about the current state of the world putting paid to any type of traditional sabbatical plan but I said that I planned to do nothing. Sure there are some rough things I wouldn’t mind giving time to (getting back to playing music is one) but generally I’m going to disconnect.