Stepping away from a successful, lucrative, and important job can be tricky. Even when that job is eating up all your free time and bandwidth and at the cost of your health and relationships. It’s scary to kill the golden goose. But Amanda discovered all that life had to offer on the other side during her mini-retirement. Surprisingly, the lower stress and more free time even helped their finances. This mini-retirement created a huge opportunity for growth as a mom and wife. Plus it gave her new skills that might be a future business. She had a hard time imagining ever leaving her career, but now she and her wife are planning for a life full of travel and adventure.