|Holes in Your Socks?|
In the business world and news, the current topic is around the recession - economy and jobs. What does this really mean to you? Will you be affected with this? Will you go on a personal vacation?
Personal vacations are time to get away, clear your mind, relax, and have some fun. You can even have fun exploring the attractions close to home - places you never seem to have the time while working. Its less crowded and a chance to get away from your busy thoughts.
Remember to be alert and plan carefully. Some things you may do now:
1. Start to plan your future vacations in advance rotating periodically – example is planning a vacation every six months. This will be one of your daily goals. If you are working or once you find work, set aside a few dollars everyday for your adventure. Now you have that schedule ready when you return to work.
2. Travel to a local region or within USA. Don't forget places like Glacier National Park and Alaska are always changing environments - take the time to see now. They may not be as expensive as other regions.
3. Solo travel is fun, yet not for everyone. What group do you hang out with? Fuel surcharges and hotel rooms may be expensive. Traveling with a group helps by splitting expenses between your friends. These may be people in your book groups, knitting groups, lawn bowling group, facebook group, family group – what groups are you active with? Find out who might go with you and set aside dates now.
4. Since you have the time to research right now, make a list of places locally in the region like deli’s restaurants for meals, grocery stores, events. Picnics are fun and not to expensive and you will enjoy the scenery. Prepare for souvenirs now - assembling your digital images, buy charms and make your own earrings, bracelets, and key chains. They make great gifts - even send local region souvenirs to your family and friends in other regions. If you want to travel internationally, remember to save now and pay cash as much as you can. Don't charge credit cards.
This gives you another reason to accelerate your job search (or to keep that job you have now).
Research your ideas now. And remember to stretch those dollars you do have.
Darning socks can be cool! Don't let one hole in your sock get you down right now.
|Make a Goal like: Switzerland Shopping|
Schedule that vacation into your life plan ~ The Fun Tour Guru
(By the way, the above story comes from listening to many of the unemployed and underemployed stories still active around us. I hope to give them tips to help out.)
Sock image - courtesy of Microsoft Clipart