Why Early Retirement Was My Only Way Out

I am a massive believer in moving around in your career. I made much more money by moving from company to company because every move I made came with a raise. And a different set of responsibilities that, frankly, I wasn't all that keen on having. 

Each move came with a bigger salary, but as I learned, more money wasn't really solving the problem. The problem was much more in-depth. 

Over time working a job, I would quickly grow tired of it. I was tired of the same ol' work. I was tired of the same office, the same surroundings, the same coworkers. 

Within a couple of years of working virtually any job, I'd be itching to try something else—anything …just to give me something else to focus on. 

Over the years of switching jobs, I began to realize that I never truly switched anything. Anything meaningful, anyway. The people may have changed. My boss's faces got switched up. 

It's one of those “the grass is always greener on the other side” …except when you don't gel with corporate America or the demands of holding down a full-time job, it doesn't really matter what you're doing. 

But, a job is a job. Work it. Make as much money as you can. But if you wouldn't voluntarily do that job for free, then it's probably not adding a lot of value to your life. 

My job definitely wasn't. And, early retirement was the only option. 

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