That's terrible, Derek. Sorry to hear it. Yeah, I don't have any delusions that being self employed would be the answer to all of my problems, but I think it would suit my personality better, for a number of reasons. I do agree that it would have to be in the right profession. Some people can start a business just for the sake of being an entrepreneur. I have a friend like that - he decided a few years ago to start a landscaping business, and now he's doing pretty well. He's not getting rich, but he's making a living working for himself. I'm not like that, however. I'm kind of in between. I really want to start a business, but I'm not so driven to do it that I'm looking to do so just for the sake of it. If/when it happens, it will have to be in the right field. It doesn't have to be something I'm passionate about, but, on the other hand, I'm not going to trade my cushy desk job to cut someone else's grass. The funny thing is, I have a business idea that I believe would be very lucrative. Unfortunately, I don't have the expertise I'd need to do it. I do know someone who does, however: MrsG. I really think this idea, with my drive to work for myself and skill with numbers and her experience, would be a great opportunity. Problem is, she has zero interest in striking out on her own. It's really too bad, but I understand that not everyone has the same goals. I also have a pretty good idea for a direction I might go in the future with a firm of my own, but, owing to a lot of things, I'm not in the right position to make that move in the near future. I'm not sure if that makes me feel better. You're basically telling me that, even when I do find a job I like, I'm still going to be miserable after every vacation! Yeah, I miss the little guy all the time, especially after long breaks, but it seems a little worse this time.