- 3 years ago
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
So here’s the thing. I often read advise that your 20s are the best time to travel, before you’re (usually) tied down with children, a serious career, etc. It sounds great and awesome and exciting…but I think about it, and I’m just like, how??? How are people able to afford all of this traveling? My SO and I have a very strict plan in place so we can afford our wedding in 2016. After that we don’t want to be stuck in an apartment forever, so we’re working out another plan so we can try to shoot for our own home in another couple of years. After that we’ll be creeping into our 30s, and more serious things like stable jobs will come into play. Saving for our wedding and a home are already huge expenses and taking a lot of careful plan, and it makes me wonder how people are able to afford traveling to different countries or even across their own. Are we really just that much less well off than everyone I’ve been speaking to? Do other people maybe sacrafice a wedding (our isn’t even going to be huge and extravagent either) or put off owning a home for the sake of travel?
I guess I’m conflicted. I don’t want to regret not seeing the world and experiening new places, but at the same time, I don’t want to dig myself into debt or push off these big things that matter to me either.