Retiring early to a happy, stress-free and yes, FRUGAL lifestyle!
I am retiring from a job that I have never liked or felt comfortable with! Bad boss, poor working conditions, stress and nothing in common w/co-workers.
I have waited for years (20) to finally do what I love-play music professionally without the restrictions work has imposed.
I'm taking a penalty with my pension for early retirement. I also hear some criticism for this, but my decision has been made! I will have a pension and health insurance when I go. (I've done the math w/ my expenses)
I also have a part-time at home data entry job lined up. I will have to adjust to a more frugal lifestyle, but to me the TIME is worth more than the MONEY!
I have already traveled the world (on vacations) and my needs are simple. Play music with my two bands, sleep in, go camping once in awhile, finish remodeling my house with the supplies I've stock-piled over the years, tend my organic garden- (I'm vegan.) That's it!
I have a great social life outside of work that includes many musician friends in a tight-knit community. I have a great relationship. a wonderful son and granddaughter.
I get A LOT of flack for what I'm doing. I also have the support of those who know me and some who have done the same.
Would like to hear more POSITIVE things about living happily w/ a frugal lifestyle!