when you said, "every minute you spend in a corporate job is robbing you of opportunities," it reminded me of why i stepped away from corporate life in the first place. we all have our own paths and i hope you're able to find a way to live comfortably without a corporate job someday, but i'm happier in all facets of life having left conventional jobs myself. the money can feel like a saving grace but like you said, you can — and very likely will — eventually make more money once leaving a corporate job. anyway! loved your thoughts on this!