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: Matchbooks Spark BreakAway Memories

Posted on: Friday, March 22nd, 2019

When a large, long shelf collapsed recently, a million mementos and countless photos came crashing down. Ironically, I had gone into that closet to clean and purge. Guess I was about 555 pounds too late! T…

Twittering Away

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A Cancer-Free, Happy New Year!

NOTE TO READERS: This is the 25th cancer-related essay on BreakAway since announcing 2+ years ago. Your reading and support marks this milestone and has helped this Survivor get this far. THANK YOU!…

About Angels, Infusions & Test Anxiety

One-plus year ago, I received the blessed news that my Care Crew and their amazing arsenal had won the cancer war inside of me. Of course, the journey carries on…

Sabbatical Shuffle

Big Entrepreneurs Push Tiny House Getaways

What you see here is indeed a tiny house. For ice fishing, mostly. Similar castles dot Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes by the gazillions for months, and then must disappear by…

BITN: Billionaires & Sexless Women BreakAway Bigtime; Americans Broke!

Start seeing Career Breaks! They’re OUT there, perhaps calling YOUR name. While the interns have been busy digging up these highlights, the first story hardly requires a bevy of underpaid minions—because…