I have just updated my FI target. Last Year (Aug 2015) I was 93% there, I had nearly reached my goal and I was actually not working at the time.
Since my break and seeing my FI pot deplete, I went back into the workplace and joined the working drones in Jan this year. I have been investing and saving since I started receiving a salary again.I am maintaining my 60%+ monthly saving rate.
I have seen my FI pot target start to drift away from me. Based on my current targets and actual values I am now 80% away from FI, I am going backwards at the moment (-13%) due to the drop in investment values and my net worth as a consequence. A terrible feeling at the moment, I will keep going and keep saving hard but it just feels like a long and winding hill with no summit in sight. I turn each corner, am I there yet – no – will the next corner be the last? When will I see the summit in view, it teases me with small glimpses that disappear as soon as they flash into view.