Taking a career break sounds exciting: you may be dreaming of traveling, writing a book, learning a new craft or just want to recover from professional burnout. However, taking a career break is no small endeavor, particularly if you’re in your mid-40s and feel like there is so much you could lose from stepping outside your comfort zone. If you’re seriously considering taking a career break, here are some tips to get you started. They’re based on my own experiences of taking a break in my mid-40s. Start creating your new future now!