I worked from 14 and from 17 had a good government career, I raised 3 children as a single mum, I met my husband and we maintained separate homes as he had a couple of teenagers of his own, My husbands job was made redundant and mine was moved, so we sold up, moved 5 teenagers and settled into the city, Hubby did the school runs, meals, sport runs etc, then my job went interstate after 18 mnth, we could not move the kids again so I took a redundancy, I found this hard as I had always worked and this was a shock. I did a few part time jobs and then I saw a Laundromat for sale, I was not looking for a business, I purchased it, upgraded it, and whilst my husband was not keen he supported me, I actually continued working elsewhere and Hubby took over!! we expanded the services and I spent hours ironing and washing for other people, also we took on contracts for medical centres, physios, hair salons, etc, I would never had thought that I would be doing domestic work for others, and I certainly did not think my Husband would, Eventually the building came up for sale, we purchased it, as it was cheaper than rent, after running this business for 10 years we had a man walk in and offer us a silly amount of money to buy the business and the building. we could not refuse, we now have a lovely little nest egg due to my silly move, But do not think that you cannot do anything, I came from a customer service office environment, my husband came from a technical background and neither of us would have ever though of this, so if you are considering a career change, look outside the square, people laughed at us but we are now retired early, and we actually enjoyed working together for 10 years and we talk about different things that happened during our time in business.
Posted by mom109463, 20th February 2015