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Farming may well be one of the single most rewarding professions in the history of professions. Yes, it's hard work. Yes, there is very little money to be made. But creating the very things that sustain life — what more could you ask for? If you opt for this route, you'll need finance and savings because you won't get rich off the fat of the land. Your soul might, but your bank account? No.
Taking a break
Naturally these ideas are all subjective, but everyone has a skill other than IT that they can bank on. Who knows, perhaps a break from IT is all you need. If it doesn't work out, come back to IT. The work will still be here. You'll probably have to play a massive game of catch-up, but you'll get back into the race more quickly than you think.
Other alternative professions?
This is a just short list of possibilities, but there are plenty more. What other careers do you think might be suitable? Have you switched fields only to return to a tech job? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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