I think that’s a wonderful insight to have. I don’t think many people can or are in the position to though, but the older I get the more I understand the importance of time for family/loved ones needs to be a priority. Busy easily takes your life over and many employers think that you are a 24x4 worker just because you have a smartphone and the ability to remote in on a computer.
And while I have been loyal and hardworking to my job, that doesn’t mean there is an equal return of reciprocity. I feel rather used and tossed aside because I am not perceived as “tech” even though I do have the skillset. But I’ve turned to coding because where I work has become a cast system of those who are tech and those who are not. There is a gross disparity in treatment. As such, I feel it’s necessary to hone my skills and hopefully find myself in a better position, one where I am fulfilled and satisfied and appreciated. Best of luck with your continued studies.