Have you ever gone through a radical life change?
A couple of years ago I pared down my belongings and put almost all my things into a 10x10 storage space so I could return to a previous employer in another state. I'm saving my money to travel and volunteer, so instead of renting an apartment I move from place to place house/pet/yard-sitting. In between those "sits" I have the good fortune to be able to stay with friends who have an extra bedroom, and I contribute toward their costs.
I haven't yet been able to make the truly radical change of simply giving away the things in storage, but I recognize that as a next logical step.
Does moving from Ivory Coast to the US at age 15 count?
Does going to med school count?
Does going from Muslim to Christian to deist to agnostic to atheist count?
If not, then I'm afraid I've got nothing.
Yes. My conversion to Islam and then to the Shi'a school of thought has involved changing a great deal. Generally I am very happy with it. Even if I wasn't, one can't unlearn a truth. Sometimes the truth is a burden, but what is known is known.