I am a widower who lost his wife to cancer at far too young an age, an event that still staggers me with the sheer injustice of it all.
Some years back, I did the law school thing and passed the bars of Maine and Massachusetts, but ultimately remained in the software engineering field for the benefit of my family. Some day, when I "retire," I may open my own little practice somewhere, just for the fun of it.
I own my own home, an endless work in progress. Next up is a major bathroom remodeling.