Hi! So, I can understand what you're going thru. I'm back in school to get a much better paying job so I can retire early
. I plan to sock away as much as I can (after I pay off my loans, of course). I will also be in a job I like very much.
I say that if you really like what you're doing, do whatever you can to sock away for your 401k, so your "golden years" can be enjoyed earlier! But that's just me! I wanna sit on my butt and play shuffleboard sooner! LOL!
(no, really, I want to travel more and I don't want to have the restriction of "vacation time" cuz everyday will be just that!
If you're happy, then that's half the battle! Good Luck!