Here's the hypothetical scenario for a work/life balance choice:
You have a good job in many ways - decent salary, close to home, good benefits, friendly co-workers, family-friendly boss & flex time, stable company. But you are bored. You're early mid-career, and you've been in the same company for ~10 years. You have progressively more responsible roles, but progress up the ladder and raises are inching their way up slowly.
You decide to look for a job. You find a job that looks interesting in a headhunter posting, but there aren't many details about the company (of course). The job is at least a level jump with exciting responsibilities and duties. . .a whole new type of company. . . and a 50% pay increase, potentially. You meet the experience and skill requirements. Yes! For a similar opportunity at your current employer, you estimate 3 years for the position, 4-5 for the pay increase.
The headhunter contacts you and when you learn about the company, you find out it's an hour away. . .but they do pay for relo if desired. You don't want to move right now, but maybe it could work. . .Problem is you have kids in school and kids in daycare. You have a sig other.
Would you pursue the opportunity anyway, and if they offered you that 50% pay raise, take it?