I “retired” to be a stay-at-home Dad

I officially quit my job on January 6th, 2021.  My wife and I have laid plans and built our financial foundation for years so that I could have the privilege of spending more time with my family.  My wife will still be working, and the extra income will be nice, but frankly not necessary.  If the math works out how I think it should (4% rule), I may never need to work again (for pay).

I may never need to work again.  

That hasn’t quite sunk in yet.  Although my family’s financial journey has been with this destination in mind, it feels quite surreal for it to actually be here.  I’ll be receiving my final year-end bonus in a few weeks, and that may just be the last paycheck I ever receive.

It is truly a privilege to be able to realize a dream like this, that quite frankly, I wasn’t sure would ever happen.  I’ve been extremely blessed to have a partner who is supportive of and an active participant in our financial life.  I have had so much help from my parents, friends, mentors, other writers and blogs, being born in a country where this is possible, and on and on.  I am filled with gratitude to be able to make a choice to benefit myself and my family such as this.  

So am I actually retired?  I guess so, for now.  I am just as busy as ever, but spending time on things I enjoy instead of clocking in at a desk job.  At the moment, that’s mostly raising my beautiful daughter, taking care of my home, cooking delicious meals, and lots of hikes.

I hope you’ll join me here as I share what I’ve learned on my journey to financial independence and what I am currently learning during this exciting new chapter.

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