Reflection on 2019

2019 has been a surprising year for me. While I failed miserably in some of my goals, I did more than awesome with my FIRE targets for this year.


Funds required for BaristaFI as of December 2019:

June 2018: 17L
August 2018: 15.5L
September 2018: 15.4L
January 2019: 15L
March 2019: 14.8L
August 2019: 9.5L
December 2019: 5.1L

This was a good year as I could pump a lot into my BaristaFI / retirement goal. I know that 2020 is going to be different and I won’t be able to pump as much as I could in 2019.

The idea of BaritaFI’s goal was to save an amount and forget about it. That becomes a cushion that can grow on its own if I don’t touch it for the next 20-30 years. I’ll be set for my retirement years. Although I don’t think our generation will retire but that’s for another discussion.

This also means that very soon I’ll need a new goal. I’ll update you guys once I’m done with my current goal.

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

I started intermittent fasting back in 2018 and it’s been a lifestyle change for me. I started it because I was gaining weight and becoming heftier day by day. I knew I needed to do something and had been working out but wasn’t losing weight as I hadn’t made any changes in my diet. The typical diets wouldn’t have worked for me. As I read more about IF I knew it was for me. I didn’t like eating breakfast and skipping breakfast would put me in 16:8 schedule easily. Schbang!

However, after a year of IF with 16:8, I have hit a plateau. I still need to lose 10Kgs and my weight hasn’t moved in the last 3-4 months. I need to change something, either try out a 20:4 or OMAD. I might start with my new schedule by the second week of Jan as I’m traveling in the first week.

Book Reading

I only read 15 books this year. I typically read at least 20-22 books and have failed miserably in this target. The reason being I had to do a lot of work travel and that’s exhausting. I could have read in flight but I preferred catching up on my sleep instead. It’s not a decision I regret.

I also had a target of reading more fiction and I failed miserably there as well. I only read one fiction book this year. I would like to do better next year.

I know what needs to be changed for the next year and I’ll finalize my goals for next year in a couple of days. I like having a target, it gives me a feeling of working towards something.

Did you achieve all your goals in 2019? What are your goals for next year?

One Reply to “Reflection on 2019”

  1. Hey,

    Hope your doing well, glad to see you started to get better results with your FIRE targets!

    Had a questions about your website, I plan on building a website for digital nomads and getting there careers started so they can travel and the first name that came to mind was… but it was taken.. by you lol!

    Anyway I can see you still post now and then, but you you do give up renewing the name or give it up please let me know I would love to use it.

    Thanks, keep up the great work!


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