My older kids have been discussing how much fun they had with their former coworkers and how they miss the outlandish escapades taking place when their boss wasn't looking. At those times, I regret asking them to quit. In the next breath, they tell me how glad they are that they no longer work there. Their coworkers were awesome, but there were a couple of managers who had a gift for making things more difficult than they really needed to be. No one needs that in his life.
Looking ahead, my kids are trying to focus on school and their pet projects. I encourage these fanciful activities because this is how they show me who they are. One loves building things. He's going to be an engineer. He doesn't know that yet. One is going to be an artist. I'm not sure how he is going to make money, but I know he is going to make the world a better place. They would not have had the opportunity to explore their talents and their hopes and dreams if they were still dealing with middle management.
As they go through the Bitter Valley, they make it a place of springs, and the autumn rain covers it with blessings. They walk with ever growing strength, and they will see the God of gods in Zion. Psalm 84: 7-8