At one point I realized I was in a job I didn't like, and analyzed my needs.
I realized how little I needed to get by. I had an apartment with a roommate, so bills were low, didn't need any high dollar entertainment.
I quit my job, got one of those catastrophic illness insurance policies and worked 2 different part time jobs, 4 hours a day, 7 days a week. Both something low paying with equally low responsibilities. Didn't have to be at work until 10am, left at 2pm
That left me a lot of time to do things I'd always wanted to.
It was freaking great.
Did that for about 8 months, until I decided to do something else....and did.
good luck you two.