After discussing some of my recent thoughts about a career change with a colleague, I'm left with a different set of questions to ask myself. Questions like "Is this what I really want?" and "Am I doing this because I want to do it, or because I think I need to do it?". He agreed with almost every point I made regarding the challenges that need to be overcome, and offered the necessary advice to guide a decision that would best suit my family and I, rather than a decision that might suit the company at the detriment of everything else.
There is still a lot to think about, but I have better, more specific questions to seek answers for now.