This is why it's important to follow a plan that gives you the chance to be financially free from a job that you no longer have any passion about. If you can work at something you love and something that gives you joy until the day you check out then what's wrong with that? What is sad is the people I see stuck doing something that they hate well into old age because they had to have this or that house or car along the way.
Working in a profession that reminds me on a daily basis about the delicacy of life is a constant reminder to enjoy every bit of this journey.
Allocation: 55% Equity, 30% fixed income, 15% TIAA real estate. If the book Thousandaire Next Door was ever written, then it would be about a cop who posts on bogleheads while drinking good beer.