Now that things have settled, I can update some things here.
I started my “break from nearly everything” and it is going quite well. A fresh new place, new people, new things to see. It’s only been a short while but I’m doing well enough. Feel pretty good about this despite nearly getting lost and missing my transportation time once.
Haven’t set my mind to the immediate task of contemplating the direction in my life just yet. I suspect that will start soon after a few more days of adjustment here.
I’m keeping my mind open to possibilities and seeing where this takes me with only slight direction on my part for now.