Sabbatical Case Studies – Paula Pant & J.D. Roth | MHFI 197

Paula Pant and J.D. Roth join Doug at FinCon 2023 to discuss their unique sabbaticals. Paula details her year-long break from ‘Afford Anything’ to pursue a Columbia University fellowship, while J.D. shares his experience stepping away from finance writing to pursue art and Taoism. They both open up about the challenges of their time off and future plans while also providing tips for those considering a sabbatical.

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0:00 Introduction

3:27 Exploring the concept of idleness

7:34 Paula’s sabbatical: Pursuing education & community

10:06 J.D.’s sabbatical: Embracing idleness & self-care

12:49 Paula’s sabbatical goals

16:50 The impact of community vs. isolation

22:13 Sabbatical push-back

26:58 J.D.’s sabbatical goals

29:43 Paula’s sabbatical challenges

36:03 J.D.’s sabbatical challenges

44:00 Paula’s advice for those considering a sabbatical

49:04 J.D.’s advice for those considering a sabbatical