I'm so fucking lucky
That being said, and being thankful for, having been lucky up til now doesn't mean I'm going to stay that way for any guaranteed amount of future time. Although I don't necessarily follow the same chain expressed here elsewhere, I do think a lot about automation and worry what it will do to the job landscape. Especially my job landscape.
I need to start getting some IT/CS certifications.
Also I'm staying living right where I am here, a magical place where you can catch a movie in a theater with reserved recliner seats and a bar for $6 if it's a matinee. My friend from DC was mindblown by the lower COL here when she visited. I'll take it.