March 2020 was a strange time in New York City. It was an even stranger time to quit your job. But that’s exactly what I did. After a year and some months at my previous job, I was ready for a change: a more consumer-focused, non-technical product role. But before diving into the job search, I wanted to take a couple of months off to work on some goals I’ve had for a long time. Quarantine worked in my favor because originally I was going to do this on top of travelling to New Zealand and Taiwan.