Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
Love Brene Brown. And the concept of "enough", which I, like many, was first introduced to by Joe Domininguez in Your Money or Your Life.
YMOYL is a great book in terms of changing your perspective about money and time. DW and I are pretty much FI at this point, so we're loosening the purse strings and doing some home renovations and replace a car (or two). Once the kids are a little older (two DDs - 5.5 & 2.5), we'll start taking long car trips to explore local landmarks and gradually expand to cross-country trips.
When I bring up becoming truly FIRE, DW isn't inclined to embrace the idea. She hasn't reached the desired pinnacle of her career (and for that matter, neither have I). Yet I don't want a health issue (I'm mid-40s and she just turned 40) to prevent us from enjoying the fruits of 20+ years of hard work, saving and delayed gratification. This is why we both work out intensely, which gives off the appearance that we're still in our 30s.