Ya, it's easy to get caught up in the whole American Dream thing being raised your whole life to be a good citizen and punch that time card everyday. Not much I can do about it now. I'm just burned out. I've been drafting for 18 years now and never really got anywhere. I just know when it's time to get out because I can't keep up with the technology and the schooling to learn new programs and such. Besides that, it's just not very interesting to me. I got into drafting to do manual hand drafting. That's what I liked, but computers took over and I had to earn a living. Reinventing now is the right thing to do and that's all people like us can do because we've already been there and done that. What's the definition of insanity? You know?So much this, and so many people figure this out late, just like I have. Now, for my mid life crisis, I dumped everything, got rid of expenses and am living super simply just so I can start over. It's much harder to do it now than if I had just followed my heart at the start.
One of my kids is working on a career as a musician (multiple instruments) because I realized my mistake and taught her what the author of this article taught.
No amount of money makes up for having a crappy job that you don't enjoy.