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: Low Cut Connie…Incomparable Creative Combustion!

Posted on: Friday, September 9th, 2022

Meet Adam. Leader of …a band? A dance party? An improv troupe? A bunch of giddy prodigies? Yes!   Most people don’t know this band. But I do… Adam Weiner and his band (Low Cut Connie).…

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FOTOFRIDAY: Picture Roulette…Returning to College

A new student steps through the historical arches and into the metaphorical portals of her life-changing BreakAway for higher education. In my world, the mind is racing, the desk is…

FOTOFRIDAY: Cheers to the Humble Kayak!

The swift, spacious Bayliner runabout of my future remains on hold. Until then, a kayak always offers a dreamy ride. Kayaking is booming. And why not? They’re eco-friendly, easy to…

Sabbatical Shuffle

FOTOFRIDAY: Sailing into a Yachty Sunday of Yore…

If the wind is right, you can sail away…and find serenity. ~Christopher Cross When in San Fran recently, I snapped this pic, and these sailboats blew up a priceless…

ReWorking: 4-day Workweek Making Some Steps

Can you even imagine how a reduction in work hours would pep up employees? As BreakAway’s ReWorking series continues to examine how US working norms transform in a (post?)…