“Sunk time” is the time you have invested in any endeavor which cannot be recovered, and a reason often used to justify investing more time in such endeavor, regardless of the outcome.
Avoid using it to explain your actions at all cost. Live on a continuous “recently released patient” mentality. If you had a near-death experience, you would give yourself permission to live your life differently. Here’s the good part: YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF THE SAME PERMISSION WITHOUT HAVING BEEN THROUGH SUCH EXPERIENCE.
Change at your sole discretion. You don’t owe an explanation to anyone.
There are no rules about the permissions you give yourself.
If this resonates, send a note. Looking forward to your future you.