Any other big law associates ever just think "Once I have $1.5 million I'm moving to an island and never thinking about work again" Mid level and just getting to the stage in my career where I hate this.

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I think about this every day. Hitting my target savings, small house in a LCOL area, simple life, retire/do pro bono/teach part time at a community college or something only when I feel like it. I'm a junior and don't completely hate my job (yet), but this is what keeps me going on the long nights.

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Haha so true. There are days when when I'm one "pls fix thx" away from pulling the ripcord and house hunting in Costa Rica. 😅

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Oh I’m totally doing this. I am a couple of years away to comfortable ($1.5M) but considering going of counsel and staying until I’m 40 (8 more years ouch) and really feel secure with savings. I have dual citizenship with the option to just go buy a $350k villa on an island so yea 🏝 Follow the FIRE bowl. A lot of people are doing this from other professions as well. Don’t know what about lawyers gets us caught in this circle of misery.

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My spouse and I have occasionally talked about how we could live on our savings for life in his home country. It’s a tempting thought.

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I’m “retiring” by 50 (hopefully sooner) and living on the beach. Maybe working a at a university or non profit.

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