So after nine years working in my current field I have finally had enough. I was beginning to hate the job so much that I would have very strong anxiety and I would take the stress out on my family. After my hours were cut it wasn't worth the cost of childcare, petrol etc so hubby and I came to the decision that I should just resign and study for a career change. I have only been out of a job for three days and I am freaking out! I keep thinking have I made the biggest mistake ever leaving my career? I think we will be ok living off dh's pay for a little while but things will be very tight. The career I am thinking about studying is less pay than my previous career but its something I have been thinking about doing for a while. I am just so worried I am going to study and then hate the job or that I wont be able to find a job. Has anyone else gone through a career downgrade / change?