I got my paycheck a couple of days ago, added some more money to my investments and this morning I did a quick check of the math and yes, I now have enough passive income to cover my living expenses. That is the definition of financial independence. I am 37 years old and graduated residency 7 years ago.
I’m going to continue working for now but my options have suddenly multiplied. My goal is to create a bit of a buffer so that I have extra money to pursue future endeavors.
I have more thoughts and details to share on this, I’ll write more about it soon. The first thought that came to my mind wasn’t “Sweet, I can quit” but that I no longer needed to work. I can now appreciate the work I do at my job for what it is, serving my patients and offering them the best medical care within my scope of practice.