I am contemplating a total career change at age 42. My current career, which pays very well , has high demands and a total lack of anything resembling a schedule as well as a brutal on-call rotation.. This has resulted, amongst a myriad of other items, in never being able to plan anything without taking unpaid leave or time off , has kept me from pursuing music in a live setting , caused me to miss a lot of my children's functions, damaged other relationships and is now affecting my health as well. The things that have happened and the people I have upset due to "having to work " is endless. I don't believe for a minute it has to be this way. To stay in my current job however ,makes it a very real situation. I am NOT blaming my career for anything I have done or allowed to happen but , it has been a positive influence in the negative aspects of my life. Who has made a career flop into something unrelated or distantly related to their former career? any advice ? I know it will be one of , if not , the biggest challenges I have ever faced but I have to do something.