I seem to be going through some sort of quarter life crisis lately. Thankfully it's only of the work variety as my home life is great: I'm 29, married to a wonderful woman, recently bought our first home, etc. Things in that respect are great. The only area I could use some help with is my career. I don't hate my job, but I don't wake up every morning looking forward to the day, either. (I know some of our unemployed members are now rolling their eyes at me, but so be it) To add a little pressure/deadline to things, we'd like to start a family sometime soon, and the ideal situation would be for me to be the sole wage-earner and have my wife stay home with the kids. This means that somewhere along the way I’m going to need to start making a lot more money. Does anyone know of a good site that has some sort of aptitude test, be it paid or free? There's lots of stuff I enjoy, but I can't seem to figure out how to turn those ideas into something that I can make a living from. I'm starting to feel that working for myself is the way to go, but I don't know where to start. If it helps, here's a little background about me: No college degree (attended for 2.5 years, started a co-op job, never went back) Experienced in CAD drafting (5 years ago), software support (levels 1-3), programming (C++, ASP, COBOL, SQL/DB2). Currently employed as a programmer/analyst for a large company. Love cars (specifically German, VW/Audi in particular), HT (duh), any and all electronics. Pretty good with just about anything mechanical, but no formal training. Not interested in medicine, legal work, or sales. Something that doesn't involve a cubicle would be nice. I suppose I'm looking for something I can start small and grow over time. I'll probably stick around at my current job for the foreseeable future, the benefits are great, I don't mind the work, etc. It's the potential for advancement that has me down. If there was something that I could do in the evening or on weekends to start with and eventually do full time that would be ideal. Knowing all of this, anyone have a suggestion or two for a career field I might be interested in? Thanks for listening. -Brett. PS - I don't know how this fits into the HTF's stance on After Hours postings. If I'm in violation of the policy, feel free to delete/close this topic.