After what felt like endless discussions with HR, we agreed on the terms of termination, and I signed the documents.

Lesson 1: If you want to hit restart, you need to hit pause first.

Lesson 2: The less you own, the less you worry.

Lesson 3: Applying for jobs is a full-time job: Get organized.

Lesson 4: No better time to invest in yourself, learn new skills, or brush on existing ones.

Lesson 5: Reach out to a mentor, a counselor, or a good friend for guidance.

What have you always wanted to do but have been afraid to attempt?

What 1 great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?

Lesson 6: Volunteer your time or get busy with side gigs.

Parting thoughts