Life Happens Fast

This post was (a) supposed to be about summing up my vacation [it was awesome, thanks!] and (b) looking forward financially, but instead it’s about Life Happening.

Specifically, I just emptied out the rest of my travel account to pay for last-minute plane tickets halfway across the country this weekend. My best friend is having a lot of complicated, scary stuff right now (don’t feel like I should share her story, but the summary is that everything will be ok, probably, but it’s really hard and scary right now) and I haven’t seen her in months and miss her, and I just think I need to. We decided to split the cost of the tickets, but my half came down to the rest of what was in my travel fund after the vacation was over. Oof! That’s quite a hit to the net worth. Worth it, though.

I have a ton of work stuff going on this week, plus now preparing to take this quick trip, but I really miss blogging on the regular and hope to get back to it on Friday — with that post about the financial results of vacation 🙂

14 thoughts on “Life Happens Fast

  1. Alicia says:

    I understand on the Life Happens front – it hit me last month and I’m still dragging myself back to the blogging world. I hope everything works out well for your best friend and that the visit and support from you is just what she needed. Sounds totally worth the money!

    1. thesingledollar says:

      Oh yeah, no regrets! Just leads to even less time to get stuff done this weekend 🙂

  2. It sounds like you made the right call and your priorities are in the right order. If you can’t use money for these types of things, what’s the point of having it? Best wishes to your friend.

    1. thesingledollar says:

      I totally agree! I think it was the right call and it’ll be really good to see her. Thanks for the good wishes.

  3. Jason says:

    I hope you don’t feel bad about doing this. Sometimes life happens and money takes a back seat to everything. You have done so well so far that this is just a larger bump in the road. Good luck with your friend.

    1. thesingledollar says:

      Oh no, it’s definitely the right call. I’m really glad I’m going and had the time and money to do it. Thanks for the good wishes!

  4. Good for you for being there for your friend. Hope everything turns out OK.

    1. thesingledollar says:

      Thanks — I hope so too. A lot of how things go depend on factors beyond her control; it’s mostly just sitting around waiting and stressing out right now, which is no fun for anyone. But I’m hopeful there’ll be a good resolution.

  5. I hope your friend is OK and you sound like a great friend and support system for them!

    1. thesingledollar says:

      I hope she’s ok too! Some scary medical stuff that we think will be ok but is just unsettling.

  6. Sorry to hear about your friend – but glad that you are able to be there for her. What do we save for if not to be able to spend on the important things?

    1. thesingledollar says:

      Thank you so much — and I agree! Money exists to be spent on important stuff. I’m glad I had it saved for this.

  7. Oh no! I hope everything’s okay!

    Seems like exactly the type of thing you need to spend on.

  8. What better way to spend your travel budget than to fly out to see a friend in need? She’s lucky to have your friendship. I hope that all will soon be well with her.

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