Uh, yeah. It still kinda sorta feels like work. However, I feel like I'm better prepared than last time.
I made a quick inventory of my belongings and figured out what to do.
8M ISK in bank.
Osprey fitted with mining lasers and drones.
Badger Mark II fitted with some cargo boosters.
I started running trade routes. After some laborous fiddling with my trusty TI-89 I committed on certain synthetic oil route with 6 jumps between systems. I netted 2.5M on first run, which to me seems pretty good. The route didn't dry up on first try, so now I'm running it again. Unfortunately there's nothing to haul to the other direction.