I once read somewhere that while you’re young, you should make the most of your time and put it towards earning money. The older you get, the less time you have, and thus, your priorities shift accordingly.
That time vs money balance, for me, is very skewed. I work some wacky hours – I haven’t had a weekend off since February. I do it because a) the money is good and b) professionally, the experience is invaluable, and I signed up to do it anyway, before the money factor came in. I know I wouldn’t want to do this for more than a year or two, but for now, well…
BF, of course, has time in spades. If he was on a solid financial footing, this would be the ideal time for us to take off and travel. It’s not peak season, and there are still some great deals to be had as the tourism industry fights its way out of the GFC. Not to mention the fact that it eliminates entirely the issue of the two of us trying to coordinate paid leave from work.
I would love to go on a big road trip this summer. However, if T doesn’t get work before then and manage to put some money away, it’s not going to happen. And if that’s how it turns out, c’est la vie. It would probably be better to go at the start of autumn or later, anyway, because what’s the point of hitting Queenstown and not going skiing?