Sabbatical Update – 2

After 85 days of sabbatical, tomorrow I’ll be back to work.

As much as I feel rested, after such a long break, it was one of the most intense period of my life. I’ve done a lot, I’ve seen a lot, and definitely I have lived a lot!

Letizia and I combined our sabbatical breaks with our honeymoon and we spent 50 days camping in a van in New Zealand. We drove for 6 thousand kilometers, and explored nearly every corner of that beautiful country. We went hiking, kayaking, caving, stargazing, swimming, climbing, and much more.

We then spent two weeks in Fiji, heavily testing the resistance of the hammock outside our bungalow. We went free-diving, kayaking, we learned how to open a coconut, and how to get mellowly inebriated with Kava. We also fed baby turtles.

After we got back to Europe, I took a couple more trips, taking advantage of my empty calendar. I went five days to Lisbon with my mom, and five days to Ireland with my dad. I don’t see them as often as I should, and it was a great opportunity to connect with them.

I deliberately avoided to update this blog during my trips because I wanted to disconnect from the ordinary as much as possible. I will post pictures and stories about my travels in the weeks to come.

I feel ready to get back to work with a renovated energy, and I’ve also lost 6kg in the process. What else to say… bring it on!

Published by Luca Sartoni

Growth Engineer at Automattic, WordPress contributor, co-organiser at WordCamp Europe, blogger, photographer, geek, nerd.

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