After what has been possibly the worst summer I’ve had since I can recall, there have been days – so many days – that I’ve just wanted to run away, join the circus, change my name – ANYTHING – to stop feeling how I’ve been feeling.
But I’ve learned through the years that your problems, well, they follow you wherever you go, so rather than run like hell, I’m going to stay in one place and begin the arduous process of saving up, penny by penny, enough money so that when this is all said and done (and assuming I can pay rent), I can realize my dream and go far, far away, only to come home happier, tanner, and awesomer.
Hopefully, Pranksters, with YOU! (yes you).
It’d be so rad to be able to relax beside the pool, sipping watered-down pina coladas together, wouldn’t it?
Alas, I digress.
Every person who’s bothered to sit down and make a budget has reminded me – a total budget-virgin – that it is ALWAYS important to budget in some “fun money” for each month. Doesn’t have to be a lot, just a couple of bucks, which you can use to go see a movie, or go to a show, or buy a ridiculous shirt because it makes you happy because it’s important to feel like you can go out and get a drink or whatever it is that brings you your happy.
So until I can afford to actually go on vacation, I’m going to sign up for Travelzoo deals (just an email address thing – not like a paid subscription thingy or anything) so I can have that reminder, that thing to work toward, so that I can realize that I am working hard so that one day, I’ll be able to play hard, too.
It’ll be a nice reminder during those dark winter months that there is always – always – a light at the end of the tunnel.
I’ll meet you in Cabo, Pranksters. I’ll be the one in the bedazzled bikini.
What do you like to budget your “fun money” for? Do you save for vacations or do you use it each month for various and sundry fun stuffs?