Kevin Lanahan

My first job out of college was working for a hotel. It didn’t take long to notice a couple of things:

1) Anyone successful at that career worked in a lot of places, moving every year or two

2) Most of the successful men were either gay or divorced several times over.

As I was engaged to be married at the time, and my fiancee and I had little inclination to move around the country, I found a new industry to try.

After my son was born, I made a conscious decision to stay off the advancement track so I would actually have time to spend with my wife and child. A career-limiting move? As far as employment goes, yes, but I’m still happily married and my kid seems to have grown up well.

I’ll take that as a win. Your mileage may vary.