In the last part of 2011, three of my friends got engaged. No, not to each other, to their respective significant others. And another got engaged earlier in the year.
So far, there are three weddings scheduled for 2012 and not one is local.
Yes, it’s going to be an expensive year. Flights, hotels, gifts, etc. Of course, I’m not complaining. I’m excited for my friends and delighted that I can be there. Thankfully, they are all getting married in their hometowns – no destination weddings for this group. I’m just going to have to be very smart about my budgeting this year so that I can afford all of this travel – and so I have enough leave available to use. That’s going to be the tough part, I think.
I’m lucky in that I have a boss who is extremely flexible, especially when it comes to important events such as a friend’s wedding.
So it’s all about budgeting. Both my time and my money.