As the days inch closer to quitting nearly a decade of work – I can’t help but battle a strange queasiness. Since my sabbatical wouldn’t mean exotic travel and exciting new opportunities, but just a whole new phase of my life; I feel increasingly anxious – will this mean that I will change as a person? We identify ourselves so much with our work that will it give me a separate identity or a non-identity? Will I be able to take the opportunity to explore new avenues of thought and writing…or will the creative juices just dry up? We often wonder, worry about the things we cannot control or cannot predict and it possibly is a massively futile exercise.