Big changes in my life! I've been laid off after ten years on a job I really enjoyed. But the job was really doing a bad number on my spine since an injury a few years ago, so the down-time is a blessing - a chance to rest and recover and read a whole lot more. It took 5 weeks for unemployment insurance to find its way to my bank account, and it's about 2/3 what I was earning. But my pain is so much less now that I think I may just flat out retire and learn to make do with less.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.