Posted by Tim Stobbs on July 9, 2009
Yes, the title of this post is correct and you are still reading the correct blog. I’m starting to not care about early retirement as much as I used to. Why? I think I’ve found a job I can really love doing, which for me is a bit shocking to discover.
You see I’ve always considered work a bit of necessary evil in the world. I do a job to get paid and I use that money to pay for the basics in life and then save a bit for my dreams. I’ve never considered finding a good paying job that I might actually love doing. Yet during my last vacation here I’m starting to get a really odd feeling I’ve never had before about going back to work: I’m looking forward to going back to my job!
For once I’ve actually found a job I might consider continuing to do even if I become financially independent, which to me is really odd find. I expected to sort of like my job, but to like it this much is really unusual for me. So the offshoot of this new feeling towards work is I’ve become a bit disinterested in my own blog and the concept of early retirement. Strange, but true.
I finally get the idea that is you love what you do, being financially independent becomes less important to you. So my focus really has not been on this blog as of late and I’ve also found working on the book project a bit more difficult lately. So does this mean I’m going to stop? No, I still enjoy writing, but I might start injecting a bit more time on some fiction work as well to help balance my interests out a bit more.
I’m not sure what all this means in the long haul. I’ve yet to think that much about it, but I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts as they develop.
So for those of you who love your jobs, do you care about early retirement or not? Or for those of you that don’t like your job, is that your main reason for planning early retirement?