I turned in my equipment and badge, and now have no formal employment. But I get to turn the site back on, so here it is!
I’m both scared and excited for what the future may bring. I need to do a mental reset, and then I’d like to try IT consulting. I have the technical skills but not necessarily the business skills. On the other hand, I think I may be getting multiple unsolicited job offers in the next 2-3 months because I’ve made such a great impression on coworkers and management in the past 10 years. (Then why did I get laid off? Nobody knows, but I’ll take the severance money, thank you very much!)
But I’ve saved and invested well enough that I still need to work to at least cover my expenses, but even if I stop saving I should be able to retire early in a few more years. Hence my increased tolerance for risk in employment right now.