Originally Posted by comicbookgujy
Going to try to tough this out for 5 more years and I should have about $800k by then. Not sure if I can make it another year. Thought about quitting and finding part time work, then I added up the # and it didn't make sense to work for the next 50 years part time when I can make the same amount in the next 5 years full time
I started reading from the OP and was thinking that maybe you should just stick it out for 5 years to save some money that way you'll have more choices when and if you decide to switch careers.
My advice would be to start looking at other oppurtunities while you're still employeed. Start consulting, a side business or go back to school. Might even turn a hobby into a career, start an online comic book store or something
Let your current employer "finance" you while you explore these other options.