Sabbaticals Aren't Just for Academics

by Osman Parvez
You may have noticed blog posts here on House Einstein have slowed recently. Although I help people buy and sell homes all year round, the industry is seasonal. Autumn and early winter are usually the slowest time of year. I've been taking advantage of the lull with motorcycle rides through the backcountry and trips to visit my family and friends.   

There is a time for intense, focused work and there's a time to take stock and reflect. In my happy place, my closest friends are sitting around a campfire, beneath a blanket of stars. We're telling stories about the adventures we've shared and engaging in deep conversations regarding the big questions; how to live well and how to do good work.   

Edward Abbey once wrote: 

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” 

This is why I live here.

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