I have squandered the opportunity to move beyond where my father was - I will never even get to where he got. And it is not like he founded Microsoft so it isn't even worth trying. It was quite reasonable 20 or 30 years ago to think that I would be even more successful than he was, and I have failed to realize my potential. Combined with being far less financially successful than most of my law school classmates, and no one is going to be able to convince me that I have had a successful career.

Maybe it is time to change professions, start over. Maybe you are not doing well because you don't like what you're doing. If you're going to be making, perhaps, half of what you felt you would, perhaps it is time to switch professions and possibly even excel there with the same income. What's the worst that can happen?


"Stop yappin and make it happen."
"The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."

Me 47
DH 46
Together for 28 years.
Married 21 years.