I had a job that gave me more stress than I could handle. I really thought it was the career choice, not the job. So I quit and went for a very long walk hoping I would think of something else I could do. Well, I ended up in the same career but in a different sector. I'm at a university instead of a dot-com. It's so different and I am so happy. I also gave up striving. I embrace my mediocrity. I don't get hung up on performance evaluations anymore. Not that I ever get them anymore. My partner seethes in anger during every review cycle. I just see it as the silly game it is. I used to work at the same company as him and back then I didn't care about the little number they rated me at.
Long ago after I graduated college I didn't know what kind of job I could do. One of these job centers for low income people helped me get a job working with developmentally disabled adults. I really didn't want to do it. I told them in the interview I was afraid someone would drool on me. They hired me anyway. Turned out to be really fun. I started as a sub. My income was random but I alway said yes when they called. I ended up full time soon enough and eventually had a few promotions. You never know what might work out and sometimes you just have to start at the very rock bottom.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 145 x 4.