skibum - 8:52 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
As long as one is ready to make the move and stay afloat financially, it is a great move to make!
I was slowly crashing for a few years until it was almost impossible to get up in the morning and get to the office before 10:00am.
On my 36th Birthday in Feb 2010 I quit. I was worried about my credit cards (would they cut me off?), health insurance (it turned out to be cheaper to get a better policy than I had at the 9-5) and other things that turned out to be no big deal.
The original plan was just to take a break and ski for two months. It's turned into what will be a 5 year road trip to all the National Parks in the lower 49 states (hit that milestone Nov 4th of this year).
Starting to make a few buck from photography via contests and selling prints and with a little determination just might make a business of it. Sleeping in the car and waking up in Yellowstone beats an office any day.
You never know where things will lead but when it feels like it is time to go, it probably is. Sometimes it takes a little while to get out of that fog that comes from a confining job situation but soon the sky is the limit and the body and mind bounce back pretty quick anticipating new challenges and adventures.
Congrats on making that step and making a big change!