Day 3158 – Our Epic Day Off

We were completely surprised by the day off on Friday. Just the fact that Bret had off school and I had a lighter to-do list would have been enough for a great day right there. But as things progressed, it just got better. Later in the morning, we received word that we would not owe on our taxes and would be getting money back. We saved a percentage from each of our real estate investing deals, in case we did have to pay. So we found ourselves with money to reinvest in our business and ourselves. I was SO siked because it also meant that I would be able to stay the night somewhere for my solo vacation, which I will be taking next weekend.

At this point, we did another happy dance, and promptly decided it was a good day to have ice cream for breakfast.

As the day progressed, I realized that wasn’t the best of ideas (I’m slightly lactose intolerant), I ate some healthy foods for lunch, but dinner was a different story…

We finished the day with Harry Potter and a ton of junk food. It was a truly wonderful day.

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8 thoughts on “Day 3158 – Our Epic Day Off

    • Sure! March 1st was Plan A Solo Vacation Day. I heard about it on daysoftheyear.com and it was the first I’d heard of it. I thought, well, I love travel and talking about travel, what a perfect opportunity to plan and take my first solo vacation! Ha ha, so I haven’t gone on solo vacations, per say. I have driven to the ocean very early the morning to watch the sunrise alone (it’s about 2.5-3 hours away), and then come back that day. But I’ve never actually booked a hotel and gone somewhere alone. It’s always been with someone else. I did go on a personal retreat last summer, but I took my hubby. Ha ha, so we had pretty strict rules about when he could talk to me. Search for Day 2911 to read about recap of how that went. Yea, so that’s the story! I’ll blog after the fact about what it was like. Haha, I’m not really saying where I’m going until I get back since I’ll be alone. πŸ˜€

      • I’ll look forward to reading the blog post after! And I don’t mean to pry, but how does your husband feel about you taking solo vacations? So, me and my partner travel together a bit, but we also work jobs where our work patterns are very different and there’s often been times where I’ve felt like I could have taken myself off on a mini-trip to somewhere, while he’s working a week up in London or wherever, but then I feel like he’d be missing out or something like that. And there’s definitely places I want to go and things I want to do that my partner doesn’t, but I feel guilty about even thinking about taking those trips without him. Do you get that feeling? How do you and your husband work around that? Sorry if that’s a bit personal! I’m Esther by the way, I always forget that I’m commenting under the name Phase_Blog!

      • Not personal at all Esther! Jennilyn here (hubby is Bret). Ha ha, since you’re new to the blog (thanks for the follow by the way!), you may not know that we’re pretty open around here. From me sharing about my alcoholism and sobriety to how we got out of a big pile of debt (over 30k) and more. We don’t shy away from much here. πŸ™‚

        He is SO excited for my trip! My hubby is a really amazing person and I am so thankful to call him my spouse. While there is a part of me that will wish he was there (we love to travel together), we’re both excited to see what comes out of the trip for me. But I have to say, I am a little nervous about going myself.

        We did have to work around our work schedules for this because we do share a car. For our real estate investing business, hubby will do most of his appointments with sellers on Saturdays or Sundays. So we decided it made more sense for me to go Friday into Saturday instead of Saturday into Sunday. That way he can go on appointments on Sunday, since I’ll be back at some point on Saturday.

        Have you talked to your partner about this? That would be my first bit of advice. I’m lucky to call my spouse my best friend, and there is really nothing we don’t talk about. So if there was something I wanted to do but felt guilty about it, I’d talk to him about it. I think if you share your feelings and if he’s like, “oh yea, go do it!” take the trips to places and to do things he’s not interested in.

        Ha ha, now watch, I’ll get back from the trip with wild eyes saying “NEVER TAKE A TRIP ALONE!!!’ Though, that’s doubtful. I’m kind of excited to be able to do the things I want to do, not have to wait on someone else to do them, and not have to worry about someone else’s opinions. I’m thinking I might get addicted to solo trips… πŸ˜€

      • That’s so good that he’s excited too! I know it sounds silly, but a lot of the time, I’ve realised I don’t talk to my partner because I assume I think I know how he’ll respond, or what he’ll say; and I’m literally only just realising this! But I think I will buck up the courage and say something, because in reality, I have no idea what he’ll say to the idea!
        Haha, I was pretty addicted to solo travelling when I was single, but that kind of changed when I started dating again and it got left on the back burner a little. Thank you so much for your advice, I’m looking forward to your future blog posts! πŸ™‚

      • Oh my goodness, it doesn’t sound silly at all! I JUST yesterday hesitated to tell Bret something because I thought he’d think a certain way about me. But it comes down to sharing everything so that things don’t build up, because it creates a very open and healthy relationship, and because a lot of times, the little things add up to the big things.

        You are very welcome! Hopefully this opens you back up to solo traveling! One thing I’m learning recently is being true to myself and not discounting things that are important to me, even if they’re little.

        Good luck!

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