Trying to pretend to be like everyone else will do a real number on your sense of well-being.
Don't want to set the world on fire in your career?
Don't mind being at home making do with a part-time income?
Like working in the yard instead of at, well, work?
Really? Well, that's just weird.
I can't tell you how many days I have spent dragging myself around the house being depressed and convincing myself there was something wrong with me because I didn't want the things I'm supposed to want. When it finally hit me that I was free to choose any kind of life I wanted, and that it was all right to be happy being different, it just changed everything.
Now, I still worry about money sometimes, but I'm happy. And there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do. Projects! Projects! Coupons! Lists!
This is my path. It's pretty narrow and kind of lonely. It's also full of interesting little turns and feels good under my bare feet.