I was stuck on a path I had been told all my life would lead to happiness and success. You know the one: go to school, get good grades, get a "marketable" degree, and then find a job, climb the ladder, start a family, buy a house, etc. etc. etc.
By all accounts, I was on the right path, but I hit a dead end and no one tells you what to do if that path fails you.
My husband, Michael and I decided to do things differently: homeschool, self-employment, mindful living, etc. but we didn't have anything to model after, no expert advice to guide us through.