I quit a two-decade career in software engineering, during the pandemic, to do something creative - writing! And even though I haven't started earning, yet, I couldn't be happier.
After reading the entire article, I realized there are so many in our pandemic work schedules and career pivot choices.
I also quit IT becuase I was taking in too much information and it was disconnecting me with my own self.
I also journaled and read (a lot) everyday. Unfortunately, I did not start my zettelkasten back then. However, I did start it eventually - a month back.
Great luck for your creative pursuits!