Always love reading your posts and happy all has panned out for you.
Quick question though: when you left for cali did you know what "it" was i.e. The business ide that you pursued - did you already have an idea what it was or did you come up with it after you quit your job?
I'm in a similar spot at the moment. In debt from past wrong decisions (incl taking on debt from my ex. Yeah i know!), currently in a decent job (money wise) but the job itself is beyond boring. I feel like i'm stuck in between a rock and a hard place. No clear ideas and feel numbed by the job. Working long hours and killing my creativity.
What's your view on this? Quit and figure it out as i go along?