I have 2 days until I retire.
I know I've confused everyone who knows my actual age, but what I mean is "retiring from the industry." I've been doing this for 3 years and now understand how someone could burn out so quickly and so easily.
I also came to understand that I'm just not good enough to have that unique area of specialty. It's an industry based on having the top people of their various creative/technical skill levels and while I'm competent in most of them, I'm not super-great at any of them.
How's that for a blow to the ego?
I'm done on May 1st. The project's done already and just waiting for that final approval. It's also expected to get top ratings, which means I can go out on top and for years to come look back at this project and show people where I put my mark on it. That's something.
I've also made lots of new friends. Lots of them! One enemy too, from the looks of it, but I don't care about that.
So, this is the end of the road... Unless something happens to entice me to stick it out just a little while longer!