In less than a month, the nationwide career break meetup called Meet, Plan, Go! will take place—for the third year in a row. If you have ever—EVER!—pondered the wild and radiant notion of taking a month or a year off, be there! In Minneapolis. Or any of the other 9 MPG locations.
Here are 11 reasons why you should make the effort…
MEET others who also harbor this sail-away dream (and confirm you’re not crazy).
PLAN your BreakAway (or at least get past the first and biggest obstacle—your mind).
GO away, far away (if not this year, some pretty-soon someday).
INVEST your first $20 toward your break (‘cause you know this is truly investing in your future).
LISTEN to folks just like you (who are already making this dream come true).
REMOVE your buttocks from their comfort zone (while also removing some fear and doubt).
SHARE your fantasy trip with new friends (and thereby take it one step closer to reality).
ASK the questions that very few people can answer (but the MPG hosts and panelists really can).
LEAVE with at least a few aha! takeaways (that may indeed help take you away).
LAUGH at the twisted tales that fellow travelers will tell (and maybe laugh at yourself while you’re at it).
JOIN the career break movement (and start getting your move on).