I just completed Term II of the Fall 2014 term a couple of weeks agao, and my sabbatical is just about underway! I feel a little bittersweet, as I have taught ESL at MiraCosta College continuously (except for two short maternity leaves) since January 26. 1998) - 18 years now! -- and I love what I do! I will miss teaching, even for these coming few months, and will especially miss the students.
As Steve Jobs said in his iconic speech at Stanford University's commencement in 2005, "You've got to do what you love," and I have been successful in that.
However, I am excited to be a learner again and get refreshed and rejuvenated. Let the joy of learning begin! Woo-hoo!
My sabbatical leave proposal