Finally kicking off new phase of our life – Going on a 5 months sabbatical on 1st June 2016

football-389405Finally finally finally 🙂 Yes Yes Yes !!!! We are going on a 5 months sabbatical to get a feel of how life is without a full time corporate job 🙂 After the sabbatical, there is a possibility that Vivek will join back corporate job with replenished energy and enthusiasm or he might enjoy sabbatical so much that he might decide to discontinue the corporate job soon.. It is all about choices, choices and choices… that’s what FI is all about. Right? 🙂
Pari’s (Our beloved daughter) comment – ‘Daddy, Nice that you have used 3 words 3 times in this para, you should do this with all the words as I am 3 years old

It feels like deja vu…. Around 2 years back, Vivek had similar plans but at the last moment, circumstances changed and Vivek was pulled back into corporate job crushing his grand plans

This time, again Vivek has planned out things with rejuvenated determination of not letting anything crush the plans (Koshika’s comment – Vivek said this last time as well… Huh!!). Vivek is going on a 5 month sabbatical on 1st June 2016 and will be joining back on 1st Nov 2016 and we plan to spend all these 5 months in India. Hurray!! Continue reading


Going back to our roots – Our wonderful visit to India

We have been long absent from our blog. The reason – just could not get back on track after our 3 week visit to India. We now come back with many beautiful experiences and memories of our homeland.

We had the entire trip pre-planned to include meeting with friends and family and visiting places. Luckily, we were able to meet most of our friends as per plan.

Gwalior – Celebration, Seminar, Zoo & Golgappas: Showed off my hometown to my Better Half for the first time!

Just two days after we landed in India (New Delhi), we had to go to my hometown – Gwalior, to meet the newest addition to our family – Arsh, my nephew, and to attend his birth celebration, which was planned to coincide with our visit. The function also gave us an opportunity to meet our extended family. What’s noteworthy in the function was a beautiful hand-made Pin-board with baby nappies and clothes to write wishes on. All the guests wrote their wishes on those nappies and clothes that were hanging through a clothespin. Another noteworthy thing was a flex-poster with Arsh’s photos – it really added to the beauty of the function hall. Continue reading

Update on our FI Journey

After our first post, we didn’t write anything about our FI journey 😦 Not that we were busy, but it was plain laziness 😦 😦 Finally here comes an update (Better late than never!!!)…

We are very pleased to announce that our NAV (Net asset value) touched our FI goal on June 6th, 2014 !!!! Volaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂 🙂 Technically, now there is no need for us to earn, we can sustain (actually, lead a luxurious life) on the interest income from our investments:-)

Though, at ground level, not much has changed yet in our life after this milestone. He is still in a full time corporate job.

What has changed after FI ?? Continue reading

What after FI ?? Plan for the first year’s adventure (The last three are closest to my heart)


I have been working towards FI since last couple of years but still don’t have a clear answer to ‘What After FI???’ Unlimited pondering….. but still no answer. Here is my solution

– Create free time in life

– Let new experiences enter your life

– On your way, you will find your passion

Now that I am so close to FI, we (Me and my wife) talk a lot about ‘Life After FI’. We have decided that the theme for the 1st year is going to be ‘Relish New Experiences’. For now the plan for first year is as follows (This is just the first draft – All suggestions are welcomed!)

1 month: Delhi with my parents. I am out of the country since last 1 year and that’s why want to spend quality time with my parents. Enjoy with friends & family, visit historical places, watch lot of movies in multiplex, watch plays etc (Needless to say,  as much as possible, these activities will be done with my parents) Continue reading