I am thinking of NOT going back to work!
With your severence and benefits that you are eligable for I would take some more time to decide. Or keep looking for something perfect. You may want to go back in a year or six months. I can't see you being happy with delayed progress for too long. You have very high retirement goals. But give yourself some more time and see how things go. You can afford that at the very least.
I agree w/ Karen...give it some time.
"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus
I know this is a little off of your post, but I was thinking of teaching some courses either at the local community college or online.
I totally understand where you are coming from, as I am there too!
I think I know exactly what you are talking about.
And judging from your posts, I think our spouses make a similar income.
I've elected to stay at home for a good portion of our marriage.
Well you still have some time to think things over . . . and crunch the numbers . . . and test run your new arrangment . . . and crunch the numbers again . . . and then decide.
I do have to say that I've had extended periods of working AND extended periods of not working.
Like Marie, I have worked since I was 17 yrs. old. Only breaks for surgery or maternity leave.