My pleasure, cartmedl. Changing my perspective on life - such as learning to be satisfied with less and deciding that it's me who gets to decide what success looks like instead of others - really took a weight off my shoulders that I didn't even know was there. I'm much more at peace now than I was in my younger days when I felt so much more pressure to perform. Instead, I am happy knowing my family is safe, fed, and housed, I'm in debt to nobody, and I'm free to pursue my hobbies as I wish.cartmedl wrote: ↑Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:23 am
Aitrus - I have to say that your comment here changed my perspective. As much negativity that creeps into my mind about things that I have not done right, wish I could do over, etc. its not been all bad. I have provided well for my family: a happy wife, a good home, private schools for my kids, and now keeping them debt-free in college. Although I feel like a TSP failure, I am not without optimism that I'll be happy in retirement. Thanks for that post as it lifts my spirits today.
Having sovereignty over one's own life is a wonderful feeling.