There are two types of financial freedom.
Firstly, there is having enough money or passive income (pensions, royalties, dividends,) to not need to work.
But then there is the financial freedom that comes from knowing that you can work, whenever you want, for as long as you want, to meet your needs at this moment. It isn’t the same as having a job.
Typically the first requires years of effort, careful stewardship and ongoing maintenance.
The second works best if you travel light, and it’s available immediately.
Both can be rewarding.
But be careful trying to do both at once.