Originally Posted by I'm done
the guilt comes from not staying with the job longer to get the COLA or sticking out even longer 'till the kids were both out of the house. The pension maxxes at 80% which is what I left with. The pension cost 9% of your pay so I thought it was time. Did this make sense?
Only you can say whether you made the right decision or not. But FWIW, it sounds to me like you did the right thing.
As others have already said, I don't believe that you should feel guilty for being a bigger part of your daughters' lives.
"To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive". Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage (1878)