I mean after having kids. It seems like when you have kids, it's hard to take risks (well, duh, we want our kids to be safe and fed) but I'm 45 and thinking of leaving my job in a few years to start a business.
I'm wondering who else has tried this? Please share your story if you've done something risky. Did you get what you hoped for? Did it not work out but somehow you recovered? Are you working on making the change now?
When I was little I wanted to be a dancer, even got a college degree in it. But I never found work in that field, not any that paid, lol. Now I'm an ESL teacher. Been doing this for 20 years. I used to love my job, but the current political climate is making it painful. My days are no longer filled with helping children. My mind is always on paperwork, gossiping coworkers, and watching my back. I'm tired of it. And, things are changing so rapidly that I no longer have the job security that I used to. It seems teachers in my city can get fired on whim now. So I'm thinking it's not worth it to keep plugging away, come home too tired to enjoy my own kids. hmmm.