Sunday, December 10, 2006

Radical Sabbatical

For a couple of years now, I've been sort of obsessed with this show on the Fine Living Network called Radical Sabbatical. It is a show that follows successful, top-of-their-field peeps who one day decide to hang up their briefcases and burn their ties and pantyhose to pursue their life's passions. It seems as if most people on the show are leaving corporate jobs to go off and pursue way cooler (and much more fun) endeavors such as winemaking, running a dude ranch or moving to mexico and opening a breakfast cafe.

It's interesting because eventhough I feel like I took a bit of chance by leaving my full-time job to start Paper Bride and Paper Mama, I still don't feel nearly as brave as the people on this show. They really are all shining of examples of what happens when you go charging toward that cliff, leap off without a parachute and hope for the best. Of course, all of them end up happy, fulfilled, and sucessful at whatever they have chosen to do. I guess that's a requirement of being on the show, so perhaps the results are a bit skewed, but I'm fascinated nonetheless.

I'm not even sure what my dream-come-true radical sabbatical would be for sure, but after our honeymoon in Italy, I'm thinking it would likely have to be someplace in Italia.

What would you do if you ever took your life in the direction of a radical sabbatical?

Monday, December 04, 2006

Project 365

I read about a "project 365" recently and I really just think this is a fun, cool idea. Simply, you just need to take one digital photo a day for 365 days. This will then become a year-long photo album/diary for you and your family and will likely turn into a pretty cool keepsake. With the end of the year looming, this sounds like a fun project to take on for 2007.