I was 36 and single with an 11 year old daughter. I was in a long distance relationship and my girlfriend was studying in Holland. My parents were somewhat recently divorced and I bought their little 5 acre farm and was going to show my dad how to make money raising horses. Lol I lost A LOT of money before I gave up. I think my worst year l was -$20k and had 14 horses to feed and take care of. Then when I wanted out, it's not like you can just stop feeding them and I didn't want to take them to auction so it took a couple of years to get down to the 3 we have now. I was in IT and had worked for the same company for I think about 15 years.
Now I've been married to the long distance girlfriend for 7 1/2 years, my daughter just turned 20 and is a sophomore in college, and we have a 4 year old son and a 2 year old daughter. I was laid off from that company 4 1/2 years ago and it took me 2 months to get a job with the company I work for now. (2 months doesn't sound like a lot now, but my wife was pregnant and not working when I was laid off and making the payment on this little farm was starting to be an issue. Our son was born when I was unemployed.) This company is much better to work for and pays much better but they reorganize about every year and it seems like my job is up in the air a lot. I work from home but I don't love my current boss and I really need to start looking for something else.