Personal Update | Sabbatical & plans for 2020

With the new year already being almost a month old, this post is definitely not about New Year’s resolutions. But you probably noticed that in the past few weeks, it has been a bit more quiet here on Style Appetite. And while I’m not a fan of big announcements or resolutions, I do want to share with you some plans for the upcoming months as there are some changes indeed… . 

Personal Update | Sabbatical & plans for 2020

January was actually full of organizational stuff, as I’m planning my first Fashion Week in Copenhagen. But that’s not the only big news. Most of the organizational part is about the two-months- sabbatical that my partner and me are taking starting from February. Our plan is to travel through South East Asia and maybe -along the way- also organize our professional lifes (aka our jobs) on a new level. With rising dissatisfaction, we thought it’s the best to take some time off and to think about what comes potentially next.

Maybe you remember my personal update from last year, where I announced that I’ll be working only four days a week in my office job. Well, this definitely helped me along my way of finding a balance between job, blog and personal life. But still I can’t say that I’m happy with this system which is why I also want to take time during our sabbatical to find new ways of working and maybe even new fields of interest of mine. 

Probably it’s a journey that a lot of end-twenties are taking as we experienced different jobs, different working environments and trying to find out what we really want to achieve in our life. So well – that’s not really a defined plan but I hope that 2020 will bring me some clarification on what I want and also: what is good for me.   With rising workload in my office job and the blog plus personal commitments, I sometimes tend to overestimate my power. So the new year will be as well about self-reflection and -care.

But for now: I’m off to Copenhagen Fashion Week and then Asia! Talk to you soon.


I’m wearing: H&M peacock coat | Furla Diva bag



  1. Sunday, February 16th, 2020 / 6:18 PM

    Liebe Tina,
    eine Auszeit zu nehmen ist super wichtig in der heutigen Zeit. Genieße die Zeit und entspanne dich 🙂
    Alles Liebe und Gute für die kommenden Wochen!

    XOXO Luana

  2. Saturday, February 1st, 2020 / 9:26 AM

    Ich wünsche dir eine tolle Zeit in Asien! Das wird sicher sehr spannend und abenteuerreich! Und letztlich ist es halt wirklich so, dass man sein Leben am besten mit etwas mehr Abstand neu sortieren kann. Gerade wenn es um wichtige Entscheidungen geht, muss man manchmal einfach komplett raus kommen…

    Danke dir auch für deine lieben Worte zu meinen letzten Fotos!

  3. Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 / 4:16 PM

    Omg, your trip sounds incredible! I can’t wait for you to share.

    Looking so chic here, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 / 8:25 AM

    The coat is very popular and rightly so as it is fab! Have a wonderful sabbatical, hope you enjoy your travels !


  5. Monday, January 27th, 2020 / 10:35 PM

    That’s wonderful that you are taking some time off to travel and focus on the direction you want to go in life! I hope you have a great time at fashion week and in Asia x

    x Kara |

  6. Monday, January 27th, 2020 / 4:47 PM

    4-Tage in der Woche hört sich schon mal sehr gut an. Aber ich verstehe dich, man muss sich im Klaren sein, was man wirklich möchte und wie es zu schaffen ist. Daran arbeite ich auch. Hoffentlich findest du deinen Weg!

    Liebe Güße
    Alicja Blog:
    Instagram: Miss-Alice.Net

  7. Monday, January 27th, 2020 / 2:54 PM

    Liebe Tina, über Instagram habe ich schon mitbekommen, dass du dir eine Auszeit nimmst und ich finde es einfach großartig und beispielhaft. Es schafft nicht jeder, zu erkennen, wann er eine Pause braucht und so zu reflektieren, was er ändern muss, um nicht vollkommen auszubrennen. Asien ist bestimmt der perfekte Ort dafür, ich bin gespannt, ob du davon berichten wirst oder dich voll und ganz dem Reflektieren und Erholen widmest, so oder so, ich wünsche dir nur das Beste und wenn ich bei jemandem sicher bin, dass er seinen Weg finden wird, dann bei dir. Passt gut auf euch auf ihr zwei, alles, alles Liebe, x S.Mirli

  8. Sunday, January 26th, 2020 / 1:40 PM

    How cool it is to travel for 2 months in South East Asia..
    I can’t wait to read your article about your trip.
    Have fun ! And I hope this trip will help you to find what you’re looking for.

  9. Sunday, January 26th, 2020 / 12:38 PM

    The Fashion Week sounds amazing, you will have lots of fun. The trip sounds fantastic, just keep an eye on the coronavirus and how this is developing.

    Elegant Duchess xx

  10. Sunday, January 26th, 2020 / 5:05 AM

    It is great that you have some plans to rock 2020! Love that you’re taking some time off to go travel, this is how you feel refreshed! Hope you’ll enjoy your travels :).

    Nancy ♥

  11. Saturday, January 25th, 2020 / 1:32 PM

    What a stylish coat! Such great outerwear for colder weather! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

  12. Friday, January 24th, 2020 / 7:41 AM

    Ich muss unbedingt nochmal weg, aber im Moment lässt es einfach die Zeit nicht zu. Total gerne würde ich auch mal nach Kopenhagen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Luisa von

  13. Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 / 7:11 PM

    Ah well good luck with your sabbatical. Yes getting satisfaction from work is not the easiest and keeping up a job and blog full-time is not easy either. Though 4 days a week is nice. I would not mind this. I hope you enjoy your trip and find what you are looking to find.

    Allie of

  14. Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 / 2:29 PM

    That sounds amazing, Tina. I hope Copenhagen Fashion Week goes well, and that the sabbatical helps you to work out how you want to organise your life
    Julia x

  15. Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 / 2:14 PM

    How lovely with some time off and finding a way to build an even better, more healthier and happier life! Can’t wait to hear more about this. But first: have fun at the fashion week! Xx

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