Older monkeys, have you ever wondered “what if”?
I was scrolling through my Facebook/LinkedIn/IG and checking out posts from my hometown friends who aren’t in the industry. And I was wondering: “what if I stayed home?”
For context, I grew up in a large & fairly international city, but it doesn’t really have a finance scene. Most of my friends are back home and are doing a variety of jobs: marketing managers, real estate development, project managers at mid-sized companies, etc.
Most of us have young families now and part of me is envious of them: despite earning (what I presume) multiple times less than me, they don’t seem troubled by the rat race, they are surrounded by family, they meet on the weekends for kid play dates etc. I did have this rush of nostalgia and wondered what life would have been like if I stayed home.