Hiding my early retirement intentions from work backfired

In a lot of ways I feel rather disengaged at work, and it’s been building up over time. I don’t think any one thing is really to blame. Rather, I think it’s a plethora of factors all culminating.

My work can be challenging at times, but for the most part it isn’t too difficult. Sadly, the challenges are less about pushing myself intellectually or creatively, and…