I started pretending I was leaving. I’m leaving the country and I have to catch a plane. This is how I got into the mindset that I was going to take time off. That I really was going to go through with this. I talked to friends and family and told them my plan. Everyone was encouraging. I continued seeing the chiropractor and had little glimpses of healing hope here and there and I got through it. I finished my work and as of Monday of this week I officially began my sabbatical.