Work is a four-letter word.
I did something very similar. In the ad agency where I used to work, all the others my age were gunning for promotions and coin. I, on the other hand, looked at what jobs up the ladder would mean for me and I didn't actually like the nature of the work I'd be doing every day any more (and usually, quite a bit less) than what I was doing at my - lower - level. So, every time they wanted to promote me or time came to ask for a raise, I asked that I be kept in my current position but given more flexibility about which accounts I could work on and what clients I could deal with, and requested a small raise but a lot more vacation time. I've never for a second regretted it.And so I've made it my life's goal whenever I get promoted or re-negotiate my contract: ask for less money, in exchange for more precious TIME (extra vacation).