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An Extended Break From the Rat Race Has Changed My Life

10 lessons learned that I never want to lose

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In the spring of 2021, I left the corporate job I had been in for the prior seventeen years.

It was the first time since graduating college — and we’re talking early 1990s here — that I had been unemployed. Back then, OJ Simpson wasn’t yet on trial for murder and Prince…




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Linda Castrilli

Linda Castrilli

Corporate communications by day. 🏢 Musings on work, life, parenting and food by night. 👩🏻‍💻

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