Here's what happened: I have a FT IM friend who relocated and put a house on part of my property. In April, his mom called b/c his dad had a major stroke. The next morning he was headed to AZ. I haven't seen him since. In fact, he's permanently re-located to care for family.
But, in that tragedy, here's the testimony: He NEVER gave a second thought about a job... which is really more of a concern about money (most people would quit their job if they had enough money). He had the time and money freedom to be there for his dad, and even help with medical bills. By contrast, his brother is in the military and always needed "permission" to leave, etc.
That first-hand incident revealed to me how valuable the IM lifestyle can be. People may think there's glitz & glam to being an attorney, but let me tell you that his quality of life outpaces mine!
I'm just glad there's a community of folks who can gather 'round the "cyber bonfire" and lend support and so on. I've already been blown away by the help I've received now that I've "pulled the trigger" and jumped in with both feet.
I'd love to hear of others who can attest to untold benefits of working online.
Be blessed over the holidays.