As a tenured middle school teacher in a good school district, this decision did not come easy. There were many discussions in our home leading up to this moment.
Then again, the reason why we’re on this journey in the first place is to have more freedom, spend more time together as a family, and eventually leave behind a legacy.
The reality is our kids are only young once. The experiences they’re going through will never be repeated. This was the defining factor in our decision.
It’s about being more involved in our children’s lives when they are young. As a result of minimizing lifestyle inflation and paying off all our debt.
In all honesty, this was a decision that I left completely up to my wife.
I let her know that I would support her if she decided to go back to work or if she wanted to take a few years off.
Who knows if this will be the right decision in the long run. There’s always a chance that I could do something stupid and lose my job tomorrow.
There are many things more important in life than our jobs. Family is often at the top of the list.
In this day in age, many are not fortunate to have the opportunity to move to one income either due to barriers out of their control or intentional decisions they’ve made over the year.