I did something that I have never done before.
I booked a vacation well over a year in advance.
I have never booked the sort of vacation where I schedule in time to pay a downpayment with the balance due later. And yet now I have.
I am scheduled to go on a cruise next fall with a bunch of my friends. The balance for this isn’t due until next July (though I will likely pay it in June so that I can begin booking excursions). I am so incredibly excited.
I haven’t been on a cruise in over ten years – the last one was a family trip with my extended family, and I was at that weird age where I was too old for the teen stuff and not old enough for the bars. So this one should be fun. Also, it’s the first time I’ve taken a trip that wasn’t based around a race or visiting family in I don’t know when. Years, probably.
(Okay, so there is a distinct possibility that we will be running a 5K on one of the islands and running a ten mile race the day we return to shore. But that is not the point of the vacation.)
I’m really excited to have this out there, and it’s definitely motivation to put aside extra money for the trip, both to pay it off and to pay for fun on the cruise. It’s definitely something to look forward to. I already find myself wanting to plan, and it’s a year and a half away! I have a lot to do before then!