2021 Sabbatical 🏝


Carrot is a great place to work. One of my favorite perks that we offer is a 5 year paid month-long sabbatical.

We created this perk back in 2018 as a way to reward and retain amazing team members.

If you have worked for a start-up or small business you know that it can be busy. Growing a business takes a lot of hard work and persistence. Having a season of rest to look forward to certainly makes the growth more enjoyable.

To date, there have been 4 paid sabbaticals at Carrot. Each team member has taken advantage of the time off in different ways which are really cool to see.

I have been thinking and planning my sabbatical for a couple of months now and want to share a few of the things I intend to accomplish with my time off.

I could never just sit around and “relax” with all of this time off. Here is a checklist of everything I want to get done and a nerdy notion calendar to help me manage when I could/should be doing it.

What would make this sabbatical a 10/10? Why?

  • Read the Bible – every morning and spending time with God.
  • Work out every morning – a legit sweat that isn’t rushed. Always finished with Griffey cardio
  • Golf – at least twice, doesn’t matter if I go out solo or with Cory
  • Read a book – [commit to the book and put it here]
  • Publish 2 blog posts – really amazing posts I am proud of
  • Publish a side project SaaS idea – find something and get 10 people to sign up for the mailing or wait list
  • Annual family BBQ – I missed last year, I need to be there this time
  • Take the girls somewhere they’ve never been – it’s not all about me
Notion calendar of my time off.