So the other day I was goofing off in the office, dreaming about Italy instead of working, and somehow got to looking at the airfares for early December. I was amazed to see that I could fly to Rome for under $700.
Now, I already had my next trip to Italy planned – a 2 week journey to Sicily next Spring. But I couldn’t help thinking.....could I? Should I?
I looked at my work calendar for the next few weeks. Perhaps I can indeed get away for a few days, I thought. My colleague on one project I’m working on may not be thrilled, but whatever.
As for the money I’d be spending in this economic crisis we’re in....well, I have surpassed my personal savings targets for the year (for the retirement fund, etc.), so I can afford it, I figured. And hey, I’d be helping the economy by spending the money, right??
I continued mulling it over the next couple of days. In the meantime I learned I could get an off-season rate in a respectable B&B for only 50-75 euros a night.
This morning, I finally said “Screw it, I’m going.” Purchased my flight for a brief trip to bella Roma, leaving Dec. 5th and returning Dec. 10th. It will be my fourth visit.
Life really is too short, you know.