Yes! My mission to get myself into things that I want to do until the day I die, and things I feel give real value to the world. Retirement is not something I’ve ever really given much thought at all to.
Like you, I’m still not rolling in bucks at my side hustles, but my day job is pretty cool and every single day I move towards my goals (don’t always make progress but damn it I try every day!). The mission keeps me energetic and happy.
Good luck on your own mission/journey.