Originally Posted by A&A
A question about this..............when you mention "change jobs".........do you mean for better job security or income? Or just for greatest personal fulfillment while on this short life? In other words, would you take a job that is less secure, and provides less income than you current job, if it would provide much more personal satisfaction?
yes, we did.
in 2006, when dd2 was born i was making nearly six figures. plus we had a bunch of income from my dh's hobby.
after she was born, ifelt compelled to be at home with her and move closer to my family. we sold our home, moved to my hometown and make our lives with 1/3 the income we had before.
it takes sacrifice and dh works hard... but he is at home with us (he turned his hobby into his business) and is always there when we need him. we are so much happier and in such a better place. i am so glad i listened to that voice, even though many around me thought i was crazy and tried to say i had bipolar for "demanding" these changes so quickly.
s to you, i know you are at an uncertain place right now. but please trust in yourself and you instinct to know what the best choice is. all these external "measures"- they don't truly matter and you can't define yourself with them. time, money, posessions... whatever. they simply do not matter, they are just the currency of our society. if you dowhat/go where your passion lies those things will come to you as you need them.