I've been reading ER.org for quite a while, and thought it might be time to register. I'm Frankies Girl (same as over on the MMM forum) and very excited/terrified that I'm FI, and pulling the trigger to RE in less than two weeks. (which is very surreal to me right now!)
My father passed away just over 2 years ago, leaving me a sizable inheritance, and that, coupled with the amount of money my husband and I had already accumulated, made us instantly FI. I spent the last two years researching, learning about investing and drawdown strategies, and getting various ducks in rows to quit our jobs forever. I'd already planned on RE in our 50s, but we've managed to cut a full decade off of that timeline.
It is just me and my husband (no kids) and we're both in our early 40s. I'll be quitting first (notice to be given this month), and husband is quitting as of the end of this year (if not earlier) so by 2016 we'll both be free!
I look forward to participating in this forum as there seem to be quite a few interesting and savvy people in these parts.