I guess it's human nature to try and seek out what makes us the most content. I like the aspect of working from home, and would never look to change that. I think once you have the house with mortgage paid off, car and some savings in the bank it's so much easier to re-evaluate the important things in life, rather than becomes slaves to commerce.
I guess it's also human nature to never really be content with what we have, regardless of how good things may, or may not, be.
Glad you saw the bigger picture, hope things continue to work out well.