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Planning a family gap year

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Last week it was my birthday and I had another realisation:

 “Emily and I have been working for 25 years solid. The longest break we have ever had was a 3-week trip to New Zealand.... 17 years ago."

 Our bucket list is getting so big that it's getting difficult to carry and we may not be able to retire until we are 70 years old, 27 years away.

What we need is a break! Not a holiday, where you rush around a new location for two weeks trying to cram as much in as possible, but a bona fide break. Some time to reflect, to pause and think about how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.

 What we need is a gap year!

 If you are anything like me, you'll be thinking that a gap year is something done by students, some time off from studies to figure out what to do with your life. A time to travel the world, sleep in a hostel and generally bum about. But It appears that there are more and more people taking a gap year in later life. People who want to do things now, while they …