My google data is gone

January 1st, 2021 was the first day I woke up without a google account. I'd spent the prior months preparing to disconnect.

Backed up my data a few days before. Migrated emails to my own domain name over years. It took time.

I had my data on a flash drive and my laptop.

The day I flashed my laptop with a new OS was the first time the flash drive stopped working. I don't even remember when that day was.

That was it. Not with a bang or a whimper.

I'm still alive. I woke up beside myself.