Approaching middle age I’m now at the stage of my life where I can more accurately identify where I messed up. If someone showed me the way 10-15 years ago I probably would have still made the same mistakes because I was irrational and scared(aka young). Maybe, who knows though, right? My loss and wins will hopefully be your gain here as I hope my shared experiences will give you some enlightenment towards investing, saving and life in general.
I may not be able to reach FIRE or at least not in the style that I wish but the fact that it is even possible is one huge giant step. Most people don’t have a hope in zombieland to quit their job in their non-wrinkly years not because they didn’t earn enough money but because of their lifestyle, choices and mindset.
If I had believed FIRE was possible at the age of 40ish I would have worked towards it. Hopefully you believe in it.