Good for you.
I’ve been in a similar boat; finishing my Bachelor’s degree I worked 40 hrs/wk for a semester. I was staying with relatives at the time, thankfully, who cooked for me and allowed me to use their food for lunch and hardly asked me to clean in return (though I certainly did what I could).
I was working, and sleeping. I’d do things with friends on occasion, and even dated someone briefly, but I didn’t really have the energy for it and all of those things suffered. I barely graduated, and then spent 10 months piecing myself back together. I don’t want to do that again either — it’s not worth it.
But I wanted to see if maybe I could after such a long time recovering. I started a full-time job recently, but I knew by the end of the first week that I was on a fast track backwards if I didn’t do anything. So now I am also only working three days a week — half a day, but I’m still playing catch-up from this new botched attempt at what I ‘should be able to do.’
Thanks for being another trailblazer and showing me I’m not the only one.