A fair bit resonates here with me, @Brandon Evans! I’m a Boomer, among the first of those to be so named. It took me a lot longer than you to realize who I am, how I am, and how I want to be going forward. But the journey has been an interesting one, and one of the things I highlighted in your post is C”reate Value.” That for me has become a central theme; I could retire but I still need to be relevant, to help others, so I still work, although mostly from home (age has its privileges).
If anyone had asked me to see this as a central value of my own 20 or 30 years ago, I wouldn’t have have thought it to be true.
But it is, and I am happy with it.
Your journey is fascinating, and I thank you for sharing it.