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The next phase

The days of freedom are behind me, my body clock is no longer allowed to malfunction, and my wallet is not a victim of shoestring budgets anymore. Welcome me to the corporate world.


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Hello! I'm Shivya. 7+ years ago, I quit my full-time corporate job and started travelling the world. I gave up my home, sold most of my possessions and embraced the life of a digital nomad. I'm passionate about sustainable tourism, offbeat destinations, solo travel and veganism. If you enjoyed reading this blog post, leave me a comment and let me know. You can also buy a copy of my bestselling book, The Shooting Star. Thanks for joining my adventures virtually! Connect with me on Instagram/Twitter @shivya.


  1. I don’t want to terrify you but it will be quite shiny and glittery in the beginning. But then… 🙂
    Best of luck and enjoy yourself. 🙂

  2. makrand13 says

    hii, came across ur blog from a long linked list of blogs. some nice reads and me too going in the same next phase 😀

  3. Another one goes into the ‘initially’ beautiful world of Corporate cult.
    “my wallet is not a victim of shoestring budgets” – so very true. 🙂

  4. So welcome to the world of corporates….M sure you wil do amazingly well for yourself… Al the very best in this new journey of life 🙂

  5. Samarkand says

    Well put! Welcome to the corporate world 🙂 If it’s any consolation, doing well here will get you much richer rewards (literally) than a congratulatory letter and another set of courses. Keep your mind open and enjoy your new phase. Good luck.

  6. @ Amit: Haha, not terrified yet, though I could surely use the luck 🙂

    @ Amreekandesi: Thankies!

    @ Makrand: Welcome to the blogosphere and The Shooting Star!

    @ Vishesh: Who’s there?

    @ Harsh: I know you’re still a college going ‘kid’ 😛

    @ Dev: It’s not really a cult 😛

    @ Valerine: Thanks 🙂

    @ Indian Homemaker: 🙂

    @ Samarkand: Yeap, I don’t have a choice but to believe that!

  7. Welcome aboard 🙂 And u know…beware of the sharks…and crocodiles…and..and..

  8. manchitra says

    Hi Shivya
    Congrats! Always enjoy your work and be passionate about whatever you do . Success will be yours and my prayers too for your success and well being.

  9. thethoughtfultrain says

    Congrats Shivya! Wishing you good luck in your new endeavor. Got a favour to ask – Please don’t stop this thing you started!! 🙂

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