I’m was just finished. I’d been around since 2012 as a f**king contractor, later I was sub! No opportunity to advance because none of the older men (I’m 46) would retire. I just gave up and walked away. I have 22y in the field so I’m not too worried about finding a job, my concern is that I may not want to go back in the field. I may just be finished with IT as a whole. My drinking is king sized and out of control, I’m newly antisocial, I miss the dog I live with. The only problem is my savings are limited after a new move. I have what I would describe as fruitful contacts who would probably jump at the chance to hire me, but I gotta chill and get sober first. If you’re a newly minted cyber pro, you take my words to heart. Prioritize your safety and mental health.