August is the month where I took two weeks off from work and as such managed to spend some quality time with Kate and the kids. We did not go travelling, simply stayed in town, and thought it was a great opportunity to experience what a post – FI lifestyle might feel like (should we be taking a break from work together).

Below are some of the simple things I experienced and learnt to appreciate during this break:

Brought Ally to school daily in a less hurried manner and was able to appreciate the simple things she could do; like putting her shoes and schoolbag on her designated spot. It was quite an “Aha” moment as I felt that my little girl has grown up. Her teacher had also mentioned that there was a separate occasion where she cried for me and Kate as she was aware that we were …