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I bailed on the corporate world when I was 42 (1997) - have spent the last 23 years doing whatever I thought looked interesting and did not care what it paid. Sometimes I worked my tail off, sometimes I did nothing. All of the time, I did what I wanted at 10- 30% my corporate wages.

OH! Save a $300K loss (2009) (investment went bankrupt during great recession) and a $550K inheritance (2014), net worth has increased almost 400%. Gotta love the market when it works.

Congrats for pulling the plug early and not looking back!

windrath

ps - my dad left a letter for me to find after he died (2014). Wrote about how proud he was of me for following my heart instead of the corporate world. Meant so much for him to say that.... Lesson - follow your heart - it will all work out....
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