One Month Into Engineering a Sabbatical | by Alex Cook | Jul, 2022

Time to reflect Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash My sabbatical failed to meet the expectations I had for the first month, but the main culprit has been the expectations themselves. In case you haven’t read my post about why I’m taking a sabbatical (or you failed to memorize every word), I’m a 30-year-old engineer … Read more

Why I Bought a Sabbatical Instead of a Fancy Car | by Alex Cook | Jun, 2022

Money can be used for buying a lot of things, but I’ve decided to buy time. A reasonable number of people take time off between jobs because they’re burned out, unfulfilled, or hate their boss — that’s not really me. I’ve been extremely fortunate over the first 8 years of my career as a software … Read more