Close your eyes, imagine waking up on the first day after leaving your job, and think about the rest of your life.

The software developer and blogger, who had been planning and saving for years to retire early.

Living frugally and working in rural Vermont, he managed to save and invest about 70% of his after-tax income, and saved enough to leave his job in spring 2014. However, when his employer offered to make his position remote, he stayed on for a few years more than planned, intermittently travelling with his wife Jill until they relocated full-time to Scotland in May 2015. There, he continued working, blogging and saving until he retired last summer.

Source: Valuable Lessons from My First Year of Freedom