It doesn’t sound like a hard choice or even a scary choice for that matter, more of a lucky, be grateful you can do this kind of choice, the boy and I have decided to take the month of July off work. The first three weeks we will be traveling Europe again, new countries and meeting up with old friends. The last week will be headed South of the border to spend so much needed time with my extended family, who still have yet to meet the boy. The choice was scary in the sense that, shit it is a huge time off work-I am not getting paid for this and will this effect my work’s perception on my commitment to my job. However, my work schedule wasn’t completed and it wouldn’t be guaranteed hours for the month of July, which helped in my decision. I want to live in the moment, be grateful and seize the moments that we can travel and worry about careers when I actually decided on a profession.
One day, we may not have this luxury, may it be careers, deployment, money or in the far distance future children. We are doing this now because we can, and what better time than the present.