Remember the why of all the work you are putting into your career and your school-aged children. As Ms. Dowling explains “Like all parents, you will teach your child the greatest lessons: the importance of hard work, the value of commitments to family, and the satisfaction that comes from a tough job well done.”
It is always easier to find something once you have defined what you are looking for. Following the sage advice of beginning with the end in mind, and here, defining the job you want before you start looking for one, will pay dividends far beyond what any matching 401k contribution may, even if its 100%.
Let your next job search be focused in positivity and not just a way to escape your struggles if things aren’t going your way at work right now. Your career path should focus on achieving your professional and life goals. Says Wein, “It’s not a weight on your shoulders, it is the next step.”