I'm 36 and felt exactly the same, until I got made redundant from my corporate job in March last year due to COVID. Since September last year, I've been working part- time (4 days a week) to keep a roof over my family's head, while slowly plugging away at writing and other creative pursuits. While I would be bullsh*tting if I said everything's changed for the better, I still feel WAY better than I did being a corporate monkey, and that's despite my huge financial stress.