Would you rather be making $150k a year and being miserable or $75k a year blissfully happy?
My advice to employees is always to upscale their focus on happiness and downscale their emphasis on money. If you focus on money, it will show in your work anyway. If you focus on doing work you love, the money will come.
No profession will be perfect, but if you’re miserable every day, you need to make a change.
Consider the things that matter to you. Maybe it’s a mission you can stand behind. Or, perhaps you like a specific team environment. Maybe it’s the flexibility or travel that come with particular jobs. But do yourself a favor and think about the atmosphere you want to surround yourself with.
Take the time to reflect on the choices you’re making and focus on what matters; happiness.