Vacation is not a necessity. It’s a convenience, in my opinion. Some people may think it’s a necessity for their sanity, but honestly, they are probably the ones who are able to have an extra $5K or more sitting in their savings at all times dedicated to “Traveling”. Should I live that way one day, an annual vacation with my husband and/or family will be a necessity, for my sanity’s sake and for my families’ broadening of the world’s beauty.
Right now in our lives, J is finishing up his first year of college and already needs a vacation! We haven’t taken a true vacation in nearly 4 years, which was our honeymoon to the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Alberta. It was the most magical 10 days ever! We had planned to return on our 5 year anniversary. Well, the travel bug has nipped my husband in the rear, and he wants to go back THIS year!
I would love to go back to Canada, really, I would! But how can I justify spending $1500 (that’s the limit I’ve given this trip) this year? $1500 may not sound like a lot to many of you in terms of vacations, but to me that’s $1500 that could be going towards our debt, a down payment on a second vehicle (someday, not anytime too soon), a baby’s nursery, not to mention to go towards medical bills we’ve accrued while trying to conceive and/or medical bills for a future child birth! What is he thinking?!
And then, I gave in. Maybe a vacation would be good for me. I’ve been under a tremendous amount of stress lately, or maybe that’s the evil A on my left shoulder telling me these lies. Maybe I’m making it up in my head. I really don’t know.
J and I have a date tonight at our favorite restaurant and we’re going talk about it in depth.........