Wednesday, August 22, 2012
To London or not to London
That is the question.
Some of you might remember that I really, really wanted to go to London this year. I have two friends living there who I'm really craving to see. One I haven't seen in over a year, and the other I haven't seen in over FIVE years! Boo!
Here's the dilemma:
Even though I CAN afford it, SHOULD I afford it?
I did a budget a bit ago, and I figure Sean and I can go for seven nights in early October for about $3,000. Actually, probably less than that, because I was budgeting $120/day for food (beer, exchange rate and all that), and I bet we could do it for less. We could stay with my friends for at least 3-4 nights, and I have a credit for a night's hotel, as well as credit card points for another 1-2 nights. So, really, it would just be paying for flights and food, right?
My hold up is this - should I keep the money in my savings like a good grown up? We're trying to buy a house, which is ALWAYS more money than you're planning. Then there's stuff to fill that house, stuff to fix, etc, etc. And, the $3k would definitely help towards that.
But there's something still tugging me to go - I really want to see my friends, to see London, to have a nice trip with Sean. I want to do something memorable to celebrate (albeit belatedly) my 30th birthday. And I get the feeling that once we get the house, once we do all that grown up stuff, we won't have the time, money, whatever to travel like this on a whim.
I was reading PostSecret this morning and this postcard stood out to me:
A sign maybe? What do I do?!?!??