I'm typing this from my new home -- an 800 square foot apartment with a bedroom to sleep in, a bedroom for an office, a small living area, an even smaller kitchen, and a single bathroom. Two months ago, I signed a six-month lease on it, although I just moved in yesterday.
And I use the term, "move in" loosely. I'm typing this on a Chromebook and I'm pretty much living out of a suitcase right now.
I don't want to get too confortable, because this is only temporary.
It's time to move forward, but I've got to take care of a few things, like selling my old house, before that can happen. That's how "moving forward" works and why it sometimes feels like you're regressing.
For example, when you quit your job to strike out on your own only to earn less money for a while... That seems crazy to a lot of people on the outside, but you know you can't get where you want to go without taking a step, even if that step has to happen before everything is "perfect."
Transition is not the same as regression, although those who aren't good with transition may tell you so.
Regression is what happens when you're not moving forward. This includes "standing still" -- staying at a job you hate, staying in a home that no longer works for you, or staying in a relationship you've outgrown. Any time you choose comfort over growth, you are regressing, because growth is the only way to move forward.
Don't take advice from people who are standing still, especially "employees" who work for somebody else. They're not playing the same game you are.