Good thought about residential work. A friend of mine found herself in a really crazy place a couple of years back and rather than let her crappy job and her bad relationship and her unstable financial position continue to drive her into therapy, she completely changed course and found farms to live and work on through a network called WWOOOF (world wide opportunities on organic farms). Her life is nothing like conventional now, but she's deeply happy and excited -- after traveling the country on basically no money for a year and a half she's now living with an intentional community, learning new skills, making lots of friends and exploring the possibilities for her future.
Me, 30ish bi female, been doing solo poly for roughly 5 years. Gia, Clay, and Pike, my partners. Davis, ex/friend/"it's complicated." Eric, Gia's husband. Bee, Gia and Eric's toddler.