Lots of people say they’d like to take a break from work. But precious few do. This site is for the doers and the dreamers. And anyone who’s caught in the work/life jungle and ready to hack a different path.

What’s the Big Idea?

Hi. I’m Kirk Horsted. Welcome to BreakAway–an amalgamation of opinions & ponderings on the provocative topic of Sabbaticals and Career Breaks. I emphatically believe that real people (like you!) can and should take these restorative breaks–and I’ve done a bunch of them myself to test the theory. Click What’s the Big Idea to read moreR

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FOTOFRIDAY: Whither Spring Break?

Posted on: Friday, January 14th, 2022

Life’s a beach! So…where is everyone? Oh yeah. They’re hiding at home, suffering in the hospital, or out scavenging for at-home Covid tests. People are not happy. What’s there to giggle about? A pandemic that…

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FOTOFRIDAY: The Ghosts of NYE Past

A picture dances 1,000 words…so take pics, take breaks, and take nothing for granted. This picture features my 2 perfect children. On New Year’s Eve, 2017, playing at sundown on…

A Living Christmas Memory

Grandma’s Christmas Cactus Always Blooms Right on Time The holiday season can rush the brain with memories of people lost, traditions faded, and places long visited but now disappeared. My…

Sabbatical Shuffle

FOTOFRIDAY: The Ghosts of NYE Past

A picture dances 1,000 words…so take pics, take breaks, and take nothing for granted. This picture features my 2 perfect children. On New Year’s Eve, 2017, playing at sundown…

A Living Christmas Memory

Grandma’s Christmas Cactus Always Blooms Right on Time The holiday season can rush the brain with memories of people lost, traditions faded, and places long visited but now disappeared.…