I am at doorway of a similar less-is-more journey but at a much later age. My plan was to work until my customers no longer wanted me or until I collapsed; now, I am creating a slowdown plan to lead to semi-retirement in 2 years and full-retirement in 3 to 4. I’ll still be past traditional retirement age but much younger than I ever thought. Simplifying, downsizing, searching for time I’ve never had.

Your piece was inspirational for even an older person like me, Kayli!

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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