I love how thought provoking and well written your post was. I can really relate to your post in the journey I am currently going through. I worked hard to get to a high career position in my industry, then realised I didn't want it anymore. It was making me dreadfully unhappy to be away from my DD for 40-50 hours a week and owning a house didn't seem that important anymore. So after many tears, arguments, sole searching and even a separation from DH we ended up deciding that it was ok for goals and priorities to change and that if we were so unhappy we had to take a chance and do something about it. So we sold out house and moved to a cheaper city a month ago. I'm not working and will go back part time when I'm ready. and I finally feel like I'm not drowning anymore;in debt, other peoples expectations, keeping up appearances as the career mum and I'm finding I'm a whole different person to the the one I thought I was.
You Definately have the talent with words to write professionally if that's what you want.