.. Please bear with me as I know this will be a boring post for many but I just have to get this all out since I'm here so often and you're like extended family for me. So here goes.. My boss's last day at work is in two months. It's complicated but his departure means my job will be redundant. My company is going to keep me and try to find a new location in the firm for me. I have the choice, of course, whether to stay or not (depending on what's offered me, I may leave too). Because of a no-poaching-type clause in his resignation, he can't bring me to his new place for six months after he leaves. He said he'll reach out to me when that deadline is up and ask me to work for him again at the new place. Here's where shit gets real... I'm seriously considering quitting the firm and have my last day coincide with his. The money's great but like Lemmy has told me a few times on this board, money isn't everything. I have the funds to not have to work for a couple of years (even three). I feel I need to reexamine where my life and career is heading. I turned 40 last year. That number is a big one for me symbolically. I think I should take the summer off and use that time to reflect. And then just go for it; go for a job that will be ENJOYABLE and rewarding. Sure, my salary would likely get cut in half if I were to do what I loved but I could live with that and most importantly, be happy. I love my boss (he's been a mentor) but I do wonder if I'd even accept a position at his new firm. It feels like this is the ending of our era and that is fine. This is my big chance to really change my life. An opportunity given to me on a golden platter so to speak. But I'm scared. I'm scared of not finding work (which my boyfriend says is nothing to worry about since I'm so experienced) and worse, not ever figuring out what kind of work would make me happy. But you never know until you try, right?