The only way to get away is to make myself go
Kind of silly. All this philosophising means to translate to: I do not take my vacation time, I take maybe 10 days of the 20 days I have each year. I think currently I have 6 or 6 1/2 weeks to take. Needless to say is that I do not take the time given to me each year. SO, this weekend Scott and I had a weekend away, left on Saturday and came home on Monday. We did one of those you can stay here for cheap if you listen to our 90 min talk of "why you should buy a timeshare." Hey I ain't proud, I am a cheap money grubbing whore, sorry that is what I call myself. Scott has been reduced to my ways and looks at me and asks when I turned Jewish many many times here in the recent future. Sorry I am a cheap cheap person. So we did our speech, the whole thing was "supposed to be" 90 minutes. YEAH, 5 yes I said 5 hours later, we walk out the new owner of a timeshare. I know you are saying "SUCKER." Hey, we went down and before I left you can ask everyone I know I was saying "I am not buying a damn thing." OK so my point being here, if I have to pay each month I will be taking my damn vacation. Pretty much if I pay for something I use it until you cannot get anything out of it anymore. I am currently working on a monitor at work that consistently blinks on and off because it is DYING and I refuse, yes refuse to buy a new one. And don't get me started on the toner and ink cartridges. I am sure my parents are so proud.
Needless to say my Dad completely ripped my ass about my "senseless purchase." I think I heard the line "if you were to take that $ each month and invest it you could take a very nice vacation anywhere each year." And if I was disciplined enough I could do a lot of other things, but sorry in my world, it just does not work that way. The resort we stayed and purchased at is just a few hours away and offers exactly what we need as a family, the kids activities alone are amazing. I can get tons of weekend trips this way than I could before. This is the only way I will be making myself use what I earn, many, many times over.