| ||Ask HN: Changing Industries and Lifestyle Later in Life|
2 points by johnnycarcin 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments |
|I feel like this is kind of a "everyone is different" or "duh, just do the math and figure it out" type question, but folks here have been super helpful previously so here goes...|
Has anyone, maybe those who have become burnt out, changed your industry (say from dev to forest ranger or something) later on in life (40+)? Did you search out a career that had similar pay or did you have to plan ahead to the lifestyle change regarding salary?
Maybe it's part of a mid-life crisis ;), but I'm not really enjoying life in the world of tech right now so I've been looking at industries/careers that I think I might enjoy. There are not many fields that pay someone without a college degree like tech does, so as you can imagine I haven't found many options that would allow me to continue supporting my family in the way that I currently do.
I guess it really comes down to: Stick it out, bank as much as I can and try to retire early and enjoy life OR take what is likely a huge hit, adjust our lifestyle and hopefully start enjoying work again.
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