In many silicon valley companies, you can earn a sabbatical after 7 years in the same company. While many people jump from company to company each year, I have been lucky enough to find a home for a longer period of time. So this summer, I decided to take my vacation (2 weeks) and sabbatical (6 weeks) all in one.
My plan is to play alot of tennis, do household projects (like a new front door) and try to compile this blog into a book. So far, the tennis is going well and some projects have progressed forward. The book is going a little slower than I would have liked. I have a table of contents all worked out, but I feel like the blog posts only give me the idea, not the written text. I basically need to rewrite it all. It’s like writing 50 blog posts in 6 weeks.
Well, no one told me writing a book was easy.
I started using Adobe InDesign, but switched to Microsoft Word 2016 beta instead. Indesign was giving me too much grief in the writing process. When all of the text is done, I will consider laying it out again in Adobe, but for now, I just need a good editor.
Two friends (Team JenAnna) have agreed to help me with Illustrations. Hopefully, I can make it worth their while. I’ve written 13 pages so far. Not nearly enough.
Other than the book, I am sleeping well and relatively stress free. For anyone who has earned the benefit, I definitely recommend it.