I had two interviews last week -- one with a studio in Halifax and a local Vancouver studio (the latter doesn't pay as well as my last job -- I would be looking at around a 25% pay cut at least). Being in the game industry for the past 14 years I've been laid off four times (I got laid off in 2002 (10 months before getting a new job), 2008 (five months before getting a new job), 2011 (got a new job within three days), and just last month). At the age of 41, I'm getting wary of the unstability of the game industry, especially now that I'm engaged. The video game industry is still young so I don't know if I can have the energy to be in it for the next twenty years or not. Part of me is thinking of a career change while I'm still relatively young -- I thought about joining the Vancouver Police Department but my poor eyesight is a no go. I had a fight with my fiancee about looking at another career, which could possibly mean taking at least a year off to go back to school to upgrade my skills, even something else art related since my skills and experience is based around making video games.