In her own words: “Achieving financial independence is hard in spite of the math being surprisingly easy. If you want to reach financial independence, you have to be different. You can’t spend money on things that don’t feed your soul. And your soul needs to have a reasonable appetite.”
A great read for anyone currently perusing FIRE, especially those just starting out. Figuring out the numbers won’t take more than an hour or two, at most. Coming up with your plan, sticking with it, and having patience to everything to come together is the hard part.