I’ve never been one to “care” about money. I’ve always supported my husband in whatever he wants to do, as long as he loves his job. The same goes for myself. I assume most people do at least something to make a little extra money. Especially now, while the cost of living continues to rise. To me, it’s not about how much money you make, but about being excited to go to work every day. As evidence of this, I gave up the chance at a 6 figure salary at a client of the IT company I used to work for in California. I really disliked any time I had to go to this client, and it would put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day. I was definitely not worth making that much money if I was going to be miserable all the time. It was just a little bit hard to give that up, but I know for a fact that I would have become a mean, ornery person.
A different example of this is one of my best friend and her husband. He was miserable at his job. He was working the graveyard shift, they have 2 little boys and had 1 on the way. He would have to sleep during the day and worked at night so she would barely get any help, and his family missed him. He got a strong feeling that he needed to quit and that a job would be provided if he had faith. So he quit his job without even a prospect of a new job. He was scared but confident that something better would come along. The wonderful news is that something did! It’s about 5 seconds from their house, a day job, and a much better company. Now I know it doesn’t work out this well for everyone, but just have faith that the perfect job for you is out there somewhere.
Find something you are passionate about, that has the potential to help you learn more and make you excited to do your job. You will feel like you are ripping someone off because they are PAYING you to do something you love. For those of us stay at home people, support your spouse in finding something they love to do, and your home will be a happier place!