I retired on Feb. 3 2017. For the last year I worked I would say one day less off the hamster wheel. You just keep spinning round and round, for crumbs (pay) until you wake up and smell the frangrance of Freedom. Most work at jobs they dislike to pay their bills, and have a little fun, once in a while. If you are honest with yourself, you have to admit that you are not doing what you love to do, rather, you are doing what you have to do to survive.
We can live on much less than we can imagine. A huge difference comes when you get what you need, and not what you want. Most have so much stuff in their homes, that they really do not need, and are simply collecting dust. Nature provides more for us than all the Stuff we own. We learn to appreciate everything in life, once we awaken. We are then grateful for Sunshine, for Air, for Peace, for Contement, for Happiness, and for Real Life