For most of us, the first part of life is a whirlwind. But by the time we settle into middle age, many of us have been slogging away at the same kind of work for years and may feel stuck in a mid-career rut.
Maybe we aren't as far along in our careers as we thought we'd be at this point in our lives. Maybe we've lost interest in our careers or yearn to do something more fulfilling. Maybe we're tired of traveling for work or answering to a boss. Maybe we're simply asking ourselves, "Is this as good as it gets?"