With the constant presence of young children always in my ear, what I needed was to be alone. What I needed was a sabbatical! After nine years of dedicated service, I could use a break from my regular responsibilities and take some time away to recharge and refresh.
Once a year I take five to ten days leave from my family to attend to my needs. I can do anything I choose -- in fact I can do anything that supports me as a woman to get back in touch with who I am, what I want in life and reflect on how I'm actually going.