As tomorrow is Independence Day, I will tell you that I never appreciated the idea of freedom as much as I do in early retirement. Living a completely autonomous lifestyle – independent of an employer’s bureaucracy, policy-making, or decision making – is the happiest way of living I can imagine. Even if I owned my own business, I would feel beholden to customers, employees, and suppliers.
I often say that in early retirement your fundamental relationship with time completely changes – it changes profoundly because ALL of your time is now yours to use. Complete INDEPENDENCE.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 🇺🇸 !