Not sure how others feel, but my wife and I get burned out after working full-time for even just 2-3 years. We've tried to solve this problem by taking periods of extended travel at a net cost of $0 on the path to FIRE.
Basically, we'll work for 2-3 years (saving hardcore style), then travel somewhere for 6 months or so, working part-time freelance gigs along the way, making just enough that we come back home with the same net worth we left with (or a little higher), and then start the process all over again! So far, we've done it twice and documented all the financials:
- Our 6-month Hawaii honeymoon (https://www.tripofalifestyle.com/money/zero-dollar-hawaii-honeymoon/)
- Our journey to visit all 61 US National Parks in 2019 (https://www.tripofalifestyle.com/money/our-cost-to-see-every-national-park/)
Has anyone else had success with a similar method? How do you fight burnout?