Working the same job for 30 years sounded like a nightmare to me.

Yes, the benefits and paid vacations were nice. So was the 6% 401(k) matching contributions.

But the thought of doing the same thing five days a week until I was old made me cringe.

So six years ago I quit.

When I quit I knew I was trading a sense of security for a life of freedom.

I would no longer be able to call in sick when I wasn’t feeling well or be able to count on a steady paycheck.

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