Great question. I love ferreting out new opportunities (we call it "sourcing" in real estate), so I'd like to focus on that, and perhaps explore some small investment opportunities on the side.ScroogeMcDuck wrote:
I'm a lawyer. The anxiety is mostly existential - if I could find a part time job I love that pays a quarter of what I make now, our material needs would be met. The problem is that I'm not sure what I want to do. I'm very goal oriented, which worked out fine with measurable goals like GPA and savings rates. It's a strange transition to having goals solely related to building a happy and meaningful life. We're fortunate to be in this position.
Do you have an idea of what you want to do next?
My wife is about to get a substantial promotion to about $120-150K/yr. She's phenomenal in her field, and I am extremely confident in her continued employment and earnings growth). That's enough to cover our life, though with minimal savings. The way I see it, if we can live off of her earnings (including any rent/mortgage payments), and allow our ~$1M in saving to grow naturally over the next 30 years, we'll have enough for college and retirement. I'm not thinking of retiring or staying home with the kids, more that it gives me the comfort to shift into more unstable / risky ways of living (at least financially).
I am honestly not sure what I want to do, but it would be a shame not to explore the options. Perhaps I want to do five things at once! Step one is to get the heck out of this cubicle