I just got back from a short vacation in Florida and let me just say that I LOVE GOING ON VACATION! Doesn’t matter if it’s 2 weeks in Italy or 3 days in Florida – I LOVE IT! Who doesn’t?! You get to relax, eat good food, sleep in, and buy new clothes.
Oh, that’s right…I can’t buy new clothes. Dang it.
I know y’all know what I’m talking about though cause we ALL buy new clothes for vacation. Doesn’t matter how many swimsuit cover ups you already own, you still need a NEW one for that trip to the beach.
Hey, I’m not judging! That’s what I’ve done my entire adult life. Until now.
I read an article recently about a lady who was buying a new summer dress and her friend says, “That’s going to look so great on your vacation.” The lady replies, “Oh, I’m not taking this on vacation.” Her friend says, “Why not?” And she says, “Cause I don’t know anyone there.”
How come I had never thought of it like that before? If I don’t know any of those people and none of them have laid eyes on me before, then that means ALL my clothes are new clothes on vacation.
With this new revelation in hand, I was excited to pack for my trip! I couldn’t wait to pick outfits I knew I already liked and looked good in but would be completely new AGAIN. Seriously, I might never buy new clothes for vacation.
I also found another perk of not buying vacation clothes – I had more money to spend while I was on vacation! I was able to treat my friends to dinner and to not stress about what I was spending on food and drinks. It was a vacation from “vacation spending guilt” too! When I got home I looked at my bank account and thought, “Wow, that’s all I spent?”
I hope you all take my advice and attempt to not buy new clothes for your next vacation. Instead use that money and splurge on a nice dinner, on experiences, and on making memories.
My name is Misty Day (yeah, that really is my name) and I'm a normal every day person. I'm a twin, I work as an analyst, I take my daughter to Girl Scouts and swim team, I play bass guitar in a band, I love food and wine, I like new clothes, and I'm trying to be a better person.