Sounds like a mixed bag still, but some savings still I hope. I think there is a place to not treat ourselves like we are poverty stricken while having a job, and diving sounds like your one hobby that brings a lot of pleasure.

Geez I am so over people, especially managers, with no sense of personal boundaries or social skills.

I am still struggling, it is very hard for me to get the highly detailed work done in an environment that calls on so many other skills of taking care of people and their needs.