Hello Rockstar forums,
I have thoroughly enjoy reading your articles and it has become a part of everyday life for me. The fire movement is intriguing for me and sounds amazing. As I start planning my journey out I keep running into one or several large issues. How much am I willing to give up… Currently I am in a position that will allow me to save fifty percent of my income, that is huge for me. Although to do this I need to work overseas, not see friends family or my son any more than once a year, sometimes less. I was able to do this for two years, and it afforded me the ability to put a down payment down on a house and build a portfolio and security for my family. I am no where even close to FIRE but I feel this career field the closest shot I have ever had. So to continue on my path of FI I will not seeing friends and family. Has anyone else encountered something like this? I feel like I have to choice between a secure future or being home and living a normal life with absolutely no chance of retirement sooner than 85.