Inspired by Skater the other day, I put my boss on notice a few days ago. I haven't quite planned when I'll walk, but effectively told him I think I'm at the end of a journey here by year's end. We had a discussion about how we could make this work (usual suspects - promotions, pay rises etc), and while I said I appreciate him offering and am happy to explore all that, I don't think it's going to make a substantial difference to my mindset either way, as it's gotten to a point where going to work for 40 hours for what I earn is no longer rewarding physically, mentally or practically. Nor am I happy to work harder at say 65 hours a week for someone for another 20-30 years in the hopes of being a more senior executive one day. I thought it was just good timing. I've just turned 30. I'm either going to do something more interesting now or never. I also felt in the past few years that going to work was sapping my energy and demotivating me; it was actually a drain to work for someone. While having a secure income is great, it's a capped form of security, and with it came a huge opportunity cost. Going forward, I probably wouldn't quite use the word 'retired', as I still have flare and like to see where things can end up. This forum's been a fun forum all these years. And while I don't 't find it as resourceful as some do, it's a good pastime and visiting here was probably just about one of the few more enjoyable things during a workday. So with that said, wishing everyone else here happy investing.