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June 8, 2021 at 12:56 pm #880680
I’m sorry this is not a question about relationships but I really need help making this decision .
I’m saving to buy my car , I’m supposed to buy it in august , I have saved up enough and I’m just waiting to get my ROI on one of my investments in august so I can add to the money I have saved already so I’m able to afford the car but I want to take a vacation now .I haven’t taken a vacation since January 2020, I feel so drained and unmotivated right now , it feels like all I do is work and I feel like taking a vacation would make me feel better .
If I decide to take a vacation now , I should still be able to save up what I spent for my trip before august and still buy the car in august either ways.
So I have two options ,take a vacation now , then start to save what I spent for my trip once I get back and I should still be able to afford to get the car in august or just keep saving , get the car in august and then go on a vacation in September .
Please let me know what you would do if you were in my shoes . Thank youJune 8, 2021 at 2:22 pm #880718
“I feel so drained and unmotivated right now , it feels like all I do is work and I feel like taking a vacation would make me feel better”
If you can take a vacation now and it would not be a financial hardship, why wait? I don’t see the advantage to waiting until September. I myself would do the vacation now, since you mentally need it right now! Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you had a physical health problem, would you address it now, or wait until September?
I’m not saying folks should blow off financial responsibilities to take vacations just because they’re drained (although Americans work too much and don’t get enough rest/vacation compared to Europe, but that’s another issue). But, if you are in a comfortable position financially and can do it, by all means do it :-)June 8, 2021 at 6:08 pm #880784
Can you take a short and less expensive trip now for a change of scenery, still get the car on time, and then take a second, “real” trip in the fall? Sometimes taking a few days off and then having something soon to look forward to is enough to help with feeling burnt out. But don’t feel bad about wanting time off… not traveling in a year and a half is a long time plus it’s been an extra hard time with the pandemic preventing safe travel and normal socializing.June 9, 2021 at 4:55 am #880930
Thank you so much .June 10, 2021 at 8:54 am #881455
i agree with Maddie. at times you just need to get away even if for just a couple of days. it helps mentally and uplifts your mood