I love my career but I am struggling with money. I am struggling because I don't work full time and I don't get any child support. I am a single mom with a chronic illness and I just can't handle working full time. Well actually my illness is better lately so I must admit that I could work more, and I actually would like to, although probably not full time. My family is urging me to move from the mid west to NY (where they live) so that I can be near them and earn more money. All I think is that while it would be so nice to live near my family, the cost of living is so high in NY that even if I made 3X more money there, the cost to live is 5X more, so why would I do that? Then my family suggests how I can change the focus of my work so that I could make 5X more. But I don't want to change the focus of my work. I love what I do and I don't want to do something that I don't love. And then they say, "well that is why it's called work" and then I feel like I am not a hard worker and I have no right to want to live more comfortably. But then I come back to the title of this post--life is meant to be enjoyed. I want to have time for many things--my kids, my work, my health, and my relationships. I don't want to kill myself earning more money. I believe that there should be a way that I can live comfortably doing what I do. I believe in balance. In any case, I guess I am writing this post to see if anyone agrees with me.