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Discussion on: Is anyone planning a full or partial "early retirement" from software development?

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Lewis Cowles

1.5 years off.... That sounds like either life-goals, or what you thought you want, that results in boredom. What did you do for those two 1.5 year periods?

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Michael Kohl

First time: 10 months of travel, then self-education (online courses, books) and some part-time work (couple hours per week) in a non-tech field I was curious about.

Second time: 15 straight months of travel, plus a bit of time to prepare for the trip before and some time to prepare for my move to Thailand after.

what you thought you want, that results in boredom

Only boring people get bored 😉

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Lewis Cowles

Haha I'll take note that I'm boring. Enjoy

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Michael Kohl

It was tongue-in-cheek of course, I read that quote somewhere once and whenever I'm about to complain that I'm bored I try to remind myself that it's up to me to change that.

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Lewis Cowles

I was being tongue-in-cheek too. I did solve it by going back to work. I just don't think I'd enjoy doing nothing, or not coding most days.

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Michael Kohl

I was coding plenty in the second half, but FOSS.