Congrats on the relationship and job! I feel the same way you do as far as work goes, but at least it's something. Oh, and mechanical keyboard are the absolute best. I find the sound they make to be oddly soothing.
I've done a total 180 since my old shit posting Peenix'd days. I now own a house and two vehicles and money isn't a problem in my day to day life. I actually have a relatively good life now and I'm doing well for myself. I totally bullshitted my way into a job as an apprentice machinist and it worked out very well. Now I am the machinist and lesser metal workers grovel at my feet. Engineers want me and welders want to be me. Everyone at work craves my hot, hard steel shaft.
Years later and I'm actually living much better than I thought I would. Like, I'm very comfy and it only makes it better that I got the job by being the the engineer's bitch ass helper and lying about my qualifications. Who's laughing now, Tom?
I still wish I would've taken @Rassah up on the random five Bitcoin he offered me after I made fun of Bitcoin. I could build a drag car and show up to meets and tell everyone that a random furry I knew on the internet financed it. I'd even have a giant dildo as my hood ornament in his honor and because it amuses me and offends the other racers. I would be racing a Prius, of course.