I’m on vacation with my wife and our kids. The weather is glorious – 85 degrees, sunny, slight breeze. The beach is beautiful and the kids are really enjoying the pool.
When I’m on vacation, I’m ON vacation. I try not to check my email or worry about work. Instead, I focus on hanging out with the kids and enjoying the week off. The past few months – years really – I have been very, very busy. (You have probably noticed a drop off in the number of articles here on the blog.) The truth is, I need this vacation. The rest of this summer is jam-packed with work, much of it stress-inducing, so this week is a time to relax, unwind, and recharge for the months to come.
This is the only week of the year where I ignore the frugal part of my brain. Throughout the year, we budget for our vacation, but when we are on vacation, we just enjoy ourselves. I don’t pinch pennies and I don’t worry (too much) about the high cost of vacation fun. Instead, I try to just go with the flow. Put another way – I’m frugal 51 weeks a year so that I can be free not to be frugal 1 week a year.
I hope you all are having a great week. I’ll check in soon, and let you guys know how the vacation is going.