The title of this post implies that I have trouble going on vacation and the truth is, I do. I have the difficulty for 2 reasons. One, with my independent contractor status at work; if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. Two, I worry about leaving my clients for a week.
However, this new year and the Pilot’s new job has offered vacation opportunities that have just been too good to pass up. So I’ve had to challenge myself to embrace these fun opportunities in appropriate and responsible ways.
In January, the Pilot was training in a new airplane for 3 weeks in Teterboro, NJ. This presented the opportunity to fly to visit him in the middle of his trip and go across the river into New York (where I’ve never been). This trip ended up being a long weekend trip from Saturday to Tuesday and because of the way my schedule works, I only missed one day of work!
Next week, I head to St. Thomas. My father currently lives there, my Mom is down there visiting and the Pilot’s first flight at his new job is to (none other than) St. Thomas. So I’m flying down there to join in the family fun.
I’ll be gone Tuesday to Tuesday, which is a full week of work, but if client’s want to see me next week they can squeeze themselves into my availability on Monday.
I was also able to easily justify the cost of this trip; by traveling on off days (Tuesdays) and staying with the Pilot and then with my parents for free!!
Plus, I never took Spring Break vacations as a kid or in college, so why not embrace that idea now?!