Definitely experienced a similar situation in life. That moment when you're fired — for me I was presented with a PIP (performance improvement plan) and for 30 days if you play along with the guidelines and become their "puppet" everything will be forgiven. I kindly put the PIP back in their lap and said I cannot sign it because day 31 we'd be having the same conversation.
Once you hit a point where you know you are "tapped out" the firing turns into this liberating feeling and a sense of confidence comes over you and you tell yourself (like you so eloquently did in this piece) "I got this…"
anyway… bravo girl!
I am excited to hear more of your journey.