Hi fellow mustachians
I have been thinking about FIRE and how it would be different from my life today. My guess is that it would not be very different and I’m very thankful about that. My whole life I wanted to be an entrepreneur, ever since I was a teenager I have had lots of different business projects and in 2011 I finally found something that I love doing (of course not every day but most of the time) and that pays the bills and more. I always more or less hated my day-time jobs due to multiple bad bosses.
During the whole time I dreamt about being self-employed with all the freedom that comes with it: working from anywhere, not having a boss etc. it reminds me of my new goal of FIRE. I guess what I see a lot is a false illusion of how everything will be great once we FIRE but I really think its an illusion because a lot will stay the same and one will probably also need to be more dilligent in working on personal projects to not fall into depression or similar because I really believe we all want to feel useful and needed and that is a big part of working. Its also a big part of our idenities sometimes. When I look back at my +15 year obsession to have a profitable business, I see that I could have taken the scenic route and been a lot happier…but thats always hard to see when you are in the middle of it.
I guess that once we (me, husband and 2 young children) FIRE, I will be dedicating more time to gardening, sports and traveling but on regular days I want to continue with my business because its just very fulfilling. Maybe I could do it as a non-profit for a cause… Just thinking out loud a bit
What are your thoughts on FIRE? Are you taking the scenic route or do you suffer from how much time it takes to get there? Have you heard stories from people who have FIRED that surprised you? I’m curious to know.
Thanks for reading