Great parallel to my life, Elissa. I Got through my tech MBA and worked high up in tech orgs. In my early forties, I realized I had lost my self-integrity. So I quit my tech job. It took 11 years to rebuild my pebble into something formidable and discover who I am. As a child, I would squirrel away in a closet and write stories. I did this during my undergrad years, and for a while thereafter. Then, as my stone chipped, I focused on a “real career”. Today I am writing, but not my childhood storytelling fiction. I use all my experiences and I now write business books, aimed at managers who oversee frontline staff. It’s an awesome career! I have become who I was meant to be, and somehow know my journey has not ended. It has only just begun.