- In five and a half years, you are going to change careers.
- You may use the next five and a half years to seek education or training in support of your chosen new career. You live in an area where education or training is available for pretty much anything you could want to do. However, you are required to continue meeting all the commitments of your current full-time life for the next five and a half years. A graduate degree would be possible, running off to med school would not.
- The money you make will be helpful to your family but is not necessary to pay the bills. Salary is therefore a relevant concern, but not a critical one.
- You are not willing to work an 80 hour week. You may not even be willing to work a 40 hour week, at least for the first few years, but that bit is negotiable. You are not willing to move or travel extensively.
- You will be pushing 40, the owner of a small collection of young children, and likely lacking in any relevant work experience.
- You may have just a bit of trouble with authority. You can deal with it, you just don't tend to like it. Mostly this means that you make a really terrible secretary.
Given that those are your only limitations, what would you do?