As per the title, I’m burned out. I just can’t do this anymore. I’ve tried for years to get the most out of my money, to work hard now so I can play hard later, but the flame is gone.
Right now, I feel relieved having made this decision. It’s a weight off my shoulders.
In the end, I think my life will change for the better. Even though I will have to work longer, I don’t have to worry about optimising my retirement plans, or writing a lot of blog posts (those take up all your time!).
Last year I have been feeling overworked, stressed out, and generally unhappy. After long and lonely nights thinking, I knew something had to change.
For a few months now, I was slowly getting myself to this conclusion. Day after day, the picture became a little more clear to me.
Others are stronger than me. They will be able to preserve their fire within. For me, that FIRE fizzled out. It is done. I will probably work until I’m 72. I have found peace with that thought.
Others will continue blogging, but I won’t. The time it takes me to work, commute, write the blog, and market it is just too much.
Last week I bought something nice with my nest egg. It is the epitome of evil in the personal finance world. It is a very nice (although used) Porsche. I couldn’t make it work buying a new one, but this second-hand beauty will be my new love in the after-blog-life.
Speeding tickets will be hard to avoid, luckily I’ve got some money saved up. Even after the purchase I think it’s worth it to blast past a police car just once, because I can.
Data suggests that people burning through money like this will end up like shit. I think I’m smart enough to overcome. My job provides me with enough income to put fuel in my Porsche, eat out a couple times per week, and go on expensive holidays.
Anyway, this is the end. I wanted to write this post as a last thank you note and an apology for having failed you. Please take it.
You all have been an amazing audience. Thanks a lot, and even though I stop writing here, I’ll never forget. To you, my loyal readers, I love you guys!