Michelle and I quit our jobs (for the second time) more than two years ago. We moved from Atlanta to a smaller town and she started medical school. She wanted me to do something different and not rush into a job search. I started working on things I found interesting and thought others might like. I had invested in a MacBook and an iPod touch six months prior and was enjoying learning the iPhone SDK. I even had a few customers on the then-new App Store. I didn't know if I could make it last but it felt right to do what I loved.
These years have been very enjoyable for me. I was surprised at just how sad I felt after reading the news.
The following is a nice tribute from the developers at Panic:
Screenshot from Panic.com