I am close to my goal and (E)RE and suddenly got a bit scared.
My goal is to live as a student on "student money".
I have an exact sum to use for calculations but it doesn't translate well between countries (I'm multi-country European and you are mostly US based, and costs are very different).
I've however peaked my career at 43, never been a spender and am debt free with property. My boy-friend is already semi-working. My profession doesn't really offer that but there are other ways for additional income.
Currently I have 17,7 years saved in different forms (non-interest based) calculated on easy life, and over 30 years for reduced needs or a bit of additional income. All calculations indicate it will/could last forever (see Jacob's post Day 10 Calculating net worth).
Suddenly I got cold feet... Taking the plunge, going out, stepping off...
Anybody else with experiences of the last years before the 'out' to share?