Within the range of rambles, this is of moderate length, expanding on my last few years and speculating on the next. The back button might be the way to go here.
When describing my time on the Pacific Crest Trail, I often say the defining motif was just how much time there was to think about time. After reaching the halfway point the trail flattened out. The most physically challenging sections were behind me. The difficulty ahead involved staying motivated in such homogeneous terrain.
During that period the question of “what next” began surfacing. Usually after lunch. I’ve been fortunate, in that there has never been any shortage of possibility when asking the question. These new circumstances were personally unique, though, as changes have felt gradual, whereas the amount of repetition in walking everyday, all day, for four months punctuated by a relatively drastic full stop.
One project I found myself returning to while considering all this was Hardly Everything. The first iteration I built around five years ago, and each year or two I revisit the functionality and interface.