facebookHello. I'm 47 this year and have three kids. Am I too irresponsible to pursue a job I am passionate about now at this age but don't pay as much? Husband's mad that I'm doing this. What should I do? - Seedly
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Posted on 11 Nov 2020

Hello. I'm 47 this year and have three kids. Am I too irresponsible to pursue a job I am passionate about now at this age but don't pay as much? Husband's mad that I'm doing this. What should I do?

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Always pursue passion over profits/stability, in my opinion. Try to start small on a platform like Etsy, Fiverr or Carousell, and see if you can grow from there. Might be also good to have an honest chat with the hubby to see how you can understand each other better. You only have one life, best to live it in the way that brings you most meaning and fulfilment! Good luck!

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I will not presume to know your circumstance, financial status, family commitments and needs of your children and husband. From a pure work perspective, I would encourage you to do something you like because it gives you an avenue to practice your craft, find fulfilment and satisfaction. But as with life, not everyone will have the luxury of following their passion. This you will have to figure out for yourself, discuss with your husband to understand why he is not for you taking up this job, what your children think and what is important for you at this life-stage. You might want to consider working conscientiously on your short and long term goals concurrently.ā€‹ā€‹ā€‹

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11 Nov 2020

We are an average middle income family. He brings in $7k/month while I bring in $8.2k/month. That new job is pay range is around $6k to 6.4k/month. Hence I can understand why he discourages it. I think he also discourages it because my hours are more irregular and it's hard when our kids are still so young. I understand where he's coming from but I would also like to pursue a job I'm more passionate about.

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You need to have a talk (or a longer talk) with your husband. You need to know his reasons for being...

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