Hi Brooke, welcome
Yes, August 2013 I went to work in my own business and knew it would be my last day. An overwhelming feeling of knowing my career was at an end.
My wife and I both have depression and I have bipolar 2 and dysthymia and anxiety I conquered a while back.
I'm lucky, I have hobbies and am a bit of a handyman. I love my motorcycle and we go camping every few weeks, seek out the free camping spots etc.
Sleep is important so we decided I'd sleep and wake up naturally when I wake up. A CPAP machine ensure my sleep apnea doesnt effect me now. Sound sleep is good.
Early last year I found this forum and have been on it ever since. My life experiences is pretty vast so I spend time here where us birds of a feather flock together lol. We live in a rural area which I highly recommend for those city dwellers that need calm and cant tolerate stress. I've taken up gardening. Home grown vegies and planting flowers around our dam. Cooking, collected mulberries form the land next door and made jam. BBQ's, home made sausage rolls are my specialty. We walk our fox terrier daily but not far as I have DVT in both legs.
I stay clear of activities that have too many people around like golf clubs and the fire brigade...been there done that. Now I manage better emotionally when there are less people conversing with. So Facebook was tossed out of my life 6 months ago and it has proved a very good move.
Years ago I built and flew model aircraft. I could return to that but isnt a cheap hobby. My wife makes quilts and meets with a sewing group and attends a gym once a week.
Hope that helps.