I am sure tired by Friday morning.
I got a brochure yesterday for a trip to Rome with a Catholic tour. I am really considering going into debt to do this. The trip is in November.
I only get this one life. I am not getting any younger. I have wanted to go to Rome all of my life.
I am also planning a week long vacation in July to go paint for five days at the beach.
My daughter said to me recently "you are acting like a millionaire." I suppose she is right. I am far from being a millionaire. Losing the money I lost in the stock market made me reevaluate what I am doing with my money and with my life. My goal was never to be rich. I just don't want to be old and looking longingly at a can of cat food for dinner. But the money I lost in the stock market could have been used for many things that I have always wanted to do... like take a trip to Rome, or put wood floors in my house. Instead the money I have been suffering to put away has been used for extravagant and decadent lifestyles of the rich and now infamous.
I don't want to reach the end of my life and realize that all I have is a few bucks in the bank, and I haven't done the things I wanted.
Gotta get ready for another long and wonderful day. Starting at church, which is always wonderful. No meetings at work. Will take a walk at noon with a work-friend. Will pick up my daughter tonight. It just all sounds so good.