My company announced two weeks ago that it is moving out of state. I got a relocation offer but I'm not going, virtually no one is. I've started submitting my resume other places but no solid leads yet. I have a good network and good reputation in my field. Although many of my colleagues were laid off, I was offered retention and severance if I stayed with the company until Oct. I expect to have a job by then. I don't need my income for day to day expenses so we'd be ok if it took me quite a while to find a job.

I have done a lot of thinking about my goals, why I'm working and what I want from a job. I want growth, leadership experience, and stability. I also want work life balance. (The remnants of ) my current job don't offer me that anymore. I can quit and enjoy some (indeterminate) amount of summer time with my kids.

I'm a hard worker and like to do the "right" thing so I'm somewhat struggling with quitting before I have a new job in hand. I think carving out time to spend with my family is the right thing but it seems scary.

Anybody have experience with this? I'm so afraid of it hurting my job hunt - I wish I could convince myself to care less about that.