Yeah, it resonated with me too. I could have continued with my career for many more years, but I had accomplished everything I set out to and much more.
Like Jon, I miss many of my co-workers, but there was little joy or challenge left in the job. Watching a continuous stream of bright-eyed newbies "discovering" what I had learned long before is rewarding for a while, but it gets boring eventually...
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57
Target AA: 60% equity funds / 35% bond funds / 5% cash
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)