It was disorienting and terrifying and in some ways really, really liberating. I've been working in higher education for a bit more than a year, and I'm happier than I've ever been. And I still don't know what the hell the plan is.
Books - When I was a kid I was big into epic fantasy, and I still sometimes re-read the Song of Ice and Fire series. These days, my tastes run more to history, fiction (this year I read Middlemarch and I was really blown away by it), and the occasional science book ((Re)Genesis, the book on synthetic biology by Harvard professor George Church, was fascinating and a little creepy).
Music - Hard to pick one favorite, since a lot of what I'm interested in is contingent on mood. At the moment, I've been listening to the latest album by The War on Drugs a lot, and I'm a big fan of Chvrches as well. Bon Iver is great for a nice quiet winter evening; Phoenix, Los Campesinos! and Ted Leo are all great for when the roommate's out and I want to dance around the apartment; I've been a big Springsteen fan since I was a kid; and so forth.
Television - Mad Men, without a doubt, is my favorite show, and I love it like no other. I really enjoy Rectify, The Americans and Transparent; I miss Breaking Bad but I'm pleasantly surprised by Better Call Saul; and of course I'm obsessed with Orange is the New Black.
Also, I have been binge-watching Jane the Virgin and tearing up at multiple episodes.