When I lived in London in 2015, I left my job two months before going to live and study in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Instead of accruing two more months of pay, I would take a break, travel to Japan for two weeks, and spend the summer back home. I planned for a two-month pause.
A question submitted to the podcast by Marc Exposito1 made me reflect on 'mini-retirements'—what they are and potential techniques, challenges, and reasons to live as if you were retired—and, in retrospect, understand my 2015 break like one. I deliberately reserved time to wander around Japan's streets at my own pace (like that of a turtle) and enjoy Málaga's sunny weather. What would happen if, instead of working for forty years and retiring for twenty, you distributed those twenty years throughout your career? Marc asked.
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