Thank you for this!! I recently returned from a long overdue 3-week vacation, during which I had planned to do some serious soul searching. It ended up being a pivotal trip where I learned to push through my fears, stretch past my comfort zone, and consequently gained the clarity I was seeking. I’ve also stopped giving a shit in the same way you’ve described. Some people have noticed that I seem tougher, which is a good thing. All I know is that I’ve never felt so liberated, and I sense that by focusing on doing what I want (instead of caring too much about what others think), I am aligning my actions with my soul’s purpose. Reading your engaging post inspires me to continue on this trajectory.