From REtoFIRE …
Am I having fun? In a word: No.
In many words, no, I’m not particularly having fun restricting my spending and trying to earn/save as much money as quickly as possible.
But I know it makes good long-term sense to do what I’m doing. So, despite all the long hours, feelings of isolation, and setbacks, I know this is something I need to keep doing. Because ultimately I don’t see myself as able or willing to work another 25 years to reach ‘full retirement age.’