My husband decided to change careers into sports marketing. This was a very sudden thing for him, and it shocked a lot of us in the family. I’ve even heard a few relatives snickering about midlife crisis or something like that behind our backs.

I don’t think that’s the case. I think he’s actually wanted to get into it for a while, but just didn’t because we were raising kids. The youngest is now off to college, and since my husband is no longer active in the local Boy Scout troop and the house is empty in the evenings, his schedule is wide open.

He does do office hours during the day in sports marketing for the local professional basketball team, but he puts in a lot of time in evenings and weekends, showing seats in the arena and going to games to help out with customer service.

I hardly notice he’s gone, since I’m at the hospital late most of the time anyway.

I’m not mad he didn’t tell me he was changing careers, even if my mother thinks I should be. His career is his business, and he’s actually happier and making more money. At the end of the day, it’s really about being fulfilled, and I see the positive change in him so I fully support this.