I had within the past year an epiphany and "crystallization" of my core values. Before this realization I had latent beliefs and values, but I had no direction and was just coasting along my current path until I had it figured out.
I've got it figured out - I know what I want to spend the rest of my life doing, I have a plan of how to get there, but my plan is over the course of several years and involves me saving up money by working in an industry that I no longer have any passion towards and does not align with my beliefs. I've spent lots of money and time to gain skills and a degree in this industry though and it would be a waste now to not take advantage of this. How do I make it through this time without hating myself for going directly against my values?