It’s no surprise that this article has raised a lot of interest in the FIRE community. Many of us aim to retire early – but not so many have done it and don’t need to work any more.

FIRE the 9 to 5 is a “forty something single parent of two” and used to be a finance manager of a big corporation – until recently. She has retired from this exhausting job. How does she spend her days now? Is she happy? In Early Retirement – Early Days – What I’ve Learned from the First 3 Months, she shares her observations with us along with the change she found the most surprising.