Liberation Phase lasted about 2 years for me.
You know you're in liberation phase when you wake up in the morning thinking "WOW - I don't have to go to work today - WOOHOO!".* When you see morning traffic and you catch yourself thinking "Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah - you have to go to work today, and I don't!". ( My apologies to all the worker-bees.....* Liberation is pretty intoxicating.)
Now? - I already forgot that I used to ever work!*
* Believe you me, doing something for hire is a very foreign concept in my life today.
Which brings me to another part of the article.* I am most definitely in the "Empowered Reinventors" category.* And that is definitely what I've been doing in my life since about 1.5 years into ER.
So here's what totally shocked me:
Three-quarters of them are either working or intend to reenter the workforce, possibly in a new job or career.
What's wrong with these people!!!
I NEVER want to have what I love to do messed up by having to worry about making money at it.
I guess my concept of "leisure" is more along the line of the ancient Greeks who considered leisure time essential for the mind's "highest work" and considered such pursuit totally divorced from anything that "earned a living".
"Pure Leisure" does NOT mean laying around doing diddly-squat! It just means spending your time doing what YOU want to do, not at the beck and call of someone else (client, boss, you name it).