Let's use me as an example since I am sort of familiar with my situation. Two months ago I was happy with my home life (although not with my home) but I wasn't at all happy with my work life. I was working in a position I had been working in for about two years at a company I had been working at for about 12 years. Each day I would wake up filled with dread about what the day would bring and counting down every hour of every day until 5 o'clock on Friday afternoon when I would be "free" for a measly two days (one of those days spent dreading having to return to work on Monday morning). I wasn't spending the amount of time I wanted to spend with Tyson or Little K, only seeing Tyson for a few minutes before he was off to work and only seeing Little K for a few hours before it was bed time. Although my co-workers were awesome and my direct supervisor was outstanding other work associates were not so pleasant to deal with on a day to day basis as I was required to do.
I was nervous about leaving my job without another job and I was nervous about relocating to an area I wasn't overly familiar with. I'm not even going to lie and tell you it has been an easy road because it hasn't, there were times I was sure we were going to fail miserably and have to return to our old lives with our tails between our legs. With encouragement and help from family and friends we stayed the course and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Not only can I see the light I am truly happy! Do I have my dream job? No because as far as I know they don't pay people to lay on the beach and read books all day! I do have a job that is much less stressful and allows me to work at home close to Little K and Tyson so I am not spending so many hours away from them. Do I have my dream house? No, I haven't won any lotteries yet so I am not ocean front and my home office is in my bedroom but it's still 100 times better than my old home and office.
I guess what I am trying to say is happiness doesn't just come to you; you have to chase down happiness and make it yours. I'll be 36 years old tomorrow and I'm happy with no regrets about the choices I have made. How many of you can say the same?