Compared to the average SR (in Europe around 13%) your SR is pretty high, I would say!
Either I have to pay it full for myself at a minimum rate or I will be employed part-time and my employer will support it. For now I plan with a FI-budget with full healthcare costs included.
I live in the south of Germany.
Part-time work is always an option. When I get near my FI-goals, I will think about part-time work. Work is something that not only supplies me with money but also satisfies some other needs, e.g. structure, community, colleagues, purpose. Some days more than others. I guess, I will do some trial-runs and I try to negotiate a part-time contract. What I learned so far from other FIRE-persons is, that you have to manage the transistion from being employed or being selfemployed to being "retired". There are several possibilities to do that and you have to find the best way that suits you. Well, right now I don't think too much about that, because there are still some years (7) to go. Many things could happen till then. So I stay flexible, develop skills, competence, try to enjoy life and work.
@jj89 I saw that you are a member since last year. This was your third post. You also plan to write a journal or introduce yourself. If you are in a similar situation, we could exchange experiences and a common goal.