Part of my goal during sabbatical is to explore other opportunities. I’ve been in the private sector for 13 years and I’m looking to do something else. I’ve been fortunate to save a good chunk of change during this period of intense capitalism. Furthermore, with the creation of an online business to keep food on the table, there’s no need to do anything just for money anymore.
A key reason why I loved getting my MBA part-time for 3 years was because I didn’t have to worry about getting good grades. I already had the “dream job” many MBA grads aspired to land. Going to graduate school was purely for the sake of learning and meeting interesting people in various fields of work.
Once you make enough money to feel comfortable, making more money no longer becomes interesting. What I’m more interested in is further self-actualization, service, and giving back to the community.