Quitting teaching thinks about his first world problems and that his kids and wife are all that is important to him. And confesses his nightmares on their way to FIRE.
Smelling Freedom: Work life balance is important at every stage of your life. However once you reach your forties it takes on a new importance. Research has shown that working more than 30 hours a week is bad for your cognitive functioning. That’s a strong argument for FIRE or at least partial retirement once one reaches middle age!