Lately, I’ve been struggling a little bit with the transition from paid employment to FIRE. I’m used to not having to think about money rather than trying to make our savings last forever. I came across a helpful post from Financial Samurai, which discussed abundance and scarcity mindsets. I realized that I’ve gone from an abundance mindset to the scarcity mindset. I don’t want to have to scrounge every last penny like a survivor of the Great Depression. Instead, I want to thrive because I have a positive mindset about what I can accomplish.
Going forward, I’m going to brainstorm ways to maintain an abundance mindset while living a fulfilling life. I don’t want to become lazy and unmotivated in FIRE.