My situation mirrors that of Peeples in several ways. I hated my career path and although I can play nice with others, I really don't want to be around people constantly.
I worked in hotel management and at one point I was sexually harassed and bullied by a manager who was of a faith that sees no problem with demeaning and belittling women. Because of his religion and fears of being viewed as intolerant, the company didn't fire him, but gave me and the other female assistant manager the choice to relocate or leave the company.
I begrudgingly relocated but was so miserable I moved home 6 months later and decided never, ever again am I going to deal with that kind of nonsense and have my life put in upheaval for the profit of some company who values male employees over females (and paid them much more to boot)
I left, started freelancing and doing various "side hustles" and businesses of my own and I would never go back to serving the public or working in a corporate setting. I'd rather die than go through what I went through for that "career" Today, I use my smarts and creativity on my own terms and I'm so thankful that I had the hellish experience I did, because it pushed me to this place.