I am probably freer and less encumbered than anytime in my life and everything changes.
I worked in Public Mental Health for the past 21 years, supervising a casework program that served folks with severe mental illness in the community. Before that I did various construction work and " family farmed it"; growing organic veggies before it was cool, befriending chickens (once you name em you just can't eat em) and endlessly gathering, splitting, cutting, stacking, and burning wood and repeat.
I've been married one time, have two children who are now adults (fully functioning, productive, happy; thankfully). I have two grandsons who are just so "Lord of the Flies" great ( without the ritual killing, of course). They have reminded me what a thrill it is to turn over rocks, checking out the salamanders, worms and insects.
I recently purchased a small house near Chautauqua Lake in rural Western NY State near my daughter and grandchildren. Beautiful place to be in the summer.