- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
So back story: Fiance got laid off from his teaching job in May due to budget cuts. He taught an elective so he was one of the first to go. Unfortunately he could not find another teaching job for this year. The job market for anything in Ohio is pretty shitty.
So instead of subbing everyday, he subbed 2 days a week and opened up his own Auto Repair Shop. This had ALWAYS been a dream of his and we figured now would be a great time to do it. He took his savings and borrowd another $20,000 from his dad and opened up shop 2 weeks ago. It’s not busy too much right now but we figured that would be the case because of the Holidays. So money is VERY tight right now but luckily he has a crazy amount of certifiactes in auto repair so he is able to do it all himself, but that also means he is not subbing any longer.
So we had this HUGE honeymoon planned. We were going to spend 10 days on the island of Crete and then visit his family in Macedonia, have another wedding with all of his family over there and then travel to Croatia for a week. Altogether we’d be gone almost 6 weeks. I have been so excited to go because the only country I have ever been to besides the U.S. has been Canada.
My parents are planning on giving us $1,000 towards our honeymoon. While this is SO generous of them, it isn’t nearly enough to go to Europe.
So we were talking about it last night over dinner and we decided that we would forgo this trip and instead go to the Bahama’s. We found a great deal where we could spend 9 nights in Grand Bahama at a gorgeous resort and 2 plane tickets for $2,400. So we decided to go with that route because it’s a quarter of the price Europe would have cost us and it’s so beautiful and such a great deal we couldn’t pass it up. And he wouldn’t have to leave his shop for 6 weeks.
I know that this is the smartest thing to do because of money. I just can’t help but be disappointed. I really wnated to meet his family so badly because I have only talked to them on Skype. I wanted to see where my Fiance had his roots and I wanted so badly to go to Greece. I know this is a first world problem and that there are so many more terrible things that could have happened to us and I know that there are people out there suffering and some who are not even able to go on a honeymoon. I get that I’m being a bit of a brat but it stil sucks. And I guess I’m a bit embarassed because I had told all of my friends and family we were going to Europe. Again, it isn’t that big of a deal but I just needed to vent. I feel bad talking to my mom and dad about it because they wish that they’d be able to have the money to send us over there and my Fiance feels just as bad because he couldn’t find another teaching job.
So this felt good to write down and vent. I love this place for this reason!
And on a happier note: I hope you all have a great New Year!!!!