You have likely considered that although you closed many projects and done a tremendous amount of work, the financial results did not reflect the amount of effort you exerted. It is easy to get bogged down with projects that do not bring a satisfactory return relative to the work involved.
In the past, technical documentation used to be written like a book. The author tried to describe the product, its features, maintenance, repairs, etc. Each operating manual was slightly different.
Automation is a very hot topic these days. Individuals and whole companies feel that they need to automate. With less and less time, automation is one of the main reasons why people are interested in new technologies and systems. At the same time, I often meet clients who wish to automate almost everything.