(Closed) disappointed in prospects for anniversary trip

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
7556 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

The first step to feeling better is to remind yourself that Italy will still be there on your 6th anniversary or your 16th or even some random week that isn’t an anniversary.  Anniversaries don’t require big expensive plans in order to be special, and you can always see the world when your husband’s employment situation is not as tenuous.  PS the only reason any more modest trip would be spoiled is if you let it. You can have just as good a time in Jacksonville as in Japan if you let yourself.

Post # 3
4329 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry, but you need a massive attitude adjustment. 

Post # 4
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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marjojo:  Awe man, i definitely empathize & that is a bummer!

But if you do a weekend trip, why are you limited to driving?  Why can’t you fly somewhere & give yourself more options that way?  I had a pretty simple weekend anniversary trip to DC a few weeks ago and it was honestly one of the best trips we ever took.  Sometimes weekenders don’t appeal to me a whole lot but that trip was a good reminder that they can be as awesome as any trip.  

Remember that Italy isn’t going anywhere, you’lol still make it there, just maybe not this summer.



Post # 5
5949 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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marjojo:  I’m sorry, that’s always disappointing!  But its funny how things always work out!  Mr. 99 and I were up at a lovely B&B for our anniversary, and we left before breakfast because we missed our dogs!

You could always go to the Peabody, that’s in Nashville, its luxury hotel that for some reason has a parade of ducks run through the lobby twice a day!

Post # 6
6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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marjojo:  Others might say you need an attitude adjustment, but you’re allowed to be bummed right now. Obviously you will get over it and your attitude will change, but right now it sucks and that’s ok.

I get where you’re coming from. I really wanted to take a “big” vacation this year but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be the best financial choice for us right now. Of course, we didn’t realize that until after I looked into places and got all excited. So yeah, initially the let down sucked but you’ll move past it. I’m sure there is something you can find for y’all to do and you’ll have a great time. Just take a few days to be bummed and then slap on a smile and get excited about your new plans. 

Post # 7
892 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry – going through potential layoffs is very difficult.  I don’t know about your DH’s employment situation but I have lived through 9 rounds of layoffs in a company that previously prided itself on not ever having laid anyone off.  The best advice I can give to you is have 1 year of living expenses on hand in cash as quickly as you can.  Other than that, layoffs are completely out of your control and as long as you have that living expense buffer in place, don’t put your life on hold.  I seriously was distraught over the first round of layoffs, to the point of getting physically sick.  By round 4 I realized that the layoffs are not based on an employees’ performance, skills or merit, just at the wrong position at the wrong time.  I have said goodby to too many talented, dedicated colleagues who did nothing to deserve being let go and now realize that you can’t live your life in fear nor can I change the outcome.  Keep living your life, go ahead with plans and find your joy.  Hope that helps you, best wishes!

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