A Year Away From FIRE and This Site Just Convinced Me
I have been crunching numbers, planning for years and looking at that tiny, time-worn piece of paper with "September 2018" written on it (my eligibility month) that I have been carefully taping to my desk after every move. A year from now, I could be retired. Sure enough, I got little voice saying "Well, maybe just one or two more years" until I read some of the posts in the section that had advice from people that had been facing that same decision. The wisdom there in what the people wrote was eye opening and it made me realize that the 30 or so years ahead will pass just as quickly (or even more so) than the last 30. Over the past few months, I have added items to a spreadsheet that lists the reasons to go or to stay and the "go" column sure has a lot in it. The advice that stated something like "You can always make more money, but you can't make more time" really hit home and I am becoming more comfortable with the idea that I not only WANT to go, I NEED to go. I look forward to reading more threads and to contribute whenever I can. Thanks!