Today was a big day for me so I wanted to give an update to a 2 year old thread I started when I first joined the forum. I tried replying to the original thread but received an error that it was too old. Anyway, today I sold a majority stake of my company which raised my net worth to $2.1M.
I have decided to make a slight change in my original plans. My current plan is to work until end of this year (personal commitment I made) and then to work part time (e.g., 3-5 months out of every year) and travel 3-5 months out of every year. With some downtime at home base. So, I think that would make me "somewhat FIREd".
Over the next year I have a lot to do including (a) selling my house and finding a small rental as home base and (b) figuring out how to somewhat conservatively invest to give me a fixed income flow while minimizing risk. I still have not figured this piece out which is the one thing still stressing me.
Earl E. Retyre (soon to be class of 2013)