What do you want from life? Are you happy to be in the rat race, having a 9 to 5 job and looking forward to your retirement, where you will probably have to keep on working to supplement your pension?
For some people, that is enough. They either love their job so much that they would never even consider doing anything else, or they already earn a big salary and does not see the need to look at other options.
Most of us, however, gets frustrated with an office job. What really got to me, was having to get up early after getting up for my baby during the night. After rushing around like a chicken without a head, trying to get everybody ready, I had to rush the children to school and then rush to work just to get there on time. My big frustration started then: Trying to do my work effectively in an environment that was mainly male dominated. Being treated like a bimbo was not my idea of fun. To top that off, I worked for a salary that was far less than what I felt I was worth, but, if jobs are scarce, you keep what you have.
What I longed for, was to have financial security and more time to spend with my loved ones. I was getting into a rut and my relationships were suffering because of that. I longed for the laid-back, relaxed life I had growing up on a farm and wanted the same thing for my children.
I’m not a farmer, so that option was not open to me. I started doing some research and I realised that I just needed to double my current income at the time to be able to have the security I wanted. Finding a job that would have paid me that kind of salary, would have been next to impossible and it would not have come without some kind of price: Expecting me to work overtime or taking trips away from home, taking me away from my family even more.