Now that I’m working again, I’ve been getting back into the swing of professional life, re-establishing my reputation in the work place….and planning vacations. Travelling is one of my passions and during the many months that I was out of work, the most disappointing aspect was not being able to even think about taking a trip. My finances were on lock-down, and I didn’t want to plan anything too far in advance, in case a job popped up and I was jetting off the next week! But now that I’ve settled into work, I’ve already planned out my travel itinerary for the rest of the year! I have a New England getaway in July, a Charleston girl’s weekend in October, and then a sister trip to Istanbul and Greece in November! Who gave me back my credit cards?!?!
I really can’t help myself—it’s like I was a bear in hibernation discovering that spring has arrived! Or a baby tasting ice-cream for the first time! Or just a poor unemployed person that discovered money in her bank account again….such joy!! Regardless, it was exciting to fill up the calendar with adventures. And now I’m back in with my group of friends and family, who have already taken trips to Iceland, Scotland, Germany, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands….we’re a well-traveled bunch!
Of course, I’ve already been asked if I should “really be doing that” when I just started working again. Well…first of all, rude. Second of all…when else am I supposed to do it? If you waited for the perfect timing or the ideal conditions to take a trip, you’d never go anywhere! I’m free, I’m young, and I have 6 months to pay off those bills!
What’s My Age: 20, harkening back to my study-abroad days where I traveled non-stop and guilt-free!