For the most part, our ability and willingness to travel has opened up over the past few months. I love to travel so I have started to take advantage of this opportunity and will continue to do so. What can I say, the stay-at-home orders gave me cabin fever! In the last 6 months I have been to Boston, Del Ray, Mexico, Charleston, and next week I am heading to Miami. Once I remembered how to pack my suitcase, I’ve never unpacked ?! Jealous? I have many friends who tell me that they are envious of my non-married status, mostly because I can travel anytime I like and on a whim. They are looking over the fence to what appears to be greener grass…but is it really?
I am not bragging about my ability to travel at a moment’s notice without considering others. Usually, when my friends admire my single status, I remind them of their beautiful families and ask a very simple question – “Would you give them up?”. The answer is usually “HELL NO!”. For me, there are many events I’m not invited to because I am single, or if I am invited I am the 3rd or 5th wheel. So, the grass is not always greener on the other side, it’s just different.
We are in the middle of what is being called the “The Great Resignation”. In 2021 millions of people have quit their jobs in search of what they assume are better opportunities. In many cases, whether it’s free lancing so they can control their own schedule, more money or whatever else they are looking for, it’s simply a matter of the grass appearing to be greener on the other side. Sometimes it is, often it isn’t better it’s just different.
My advice is whatever you decide to do, do it with your eyes wide open. Be sure to examine it from all angles and know what you really want and it’s not FOMO, though sometimes Fear of Missing Out can lead to Joy of Missing Out! Don’t travel with the herd, do it for yourself. In many cases, the grass is just different, not better!
I would suggest you have a green weekend enjoying your grass. ?
“Grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence, it’s just a different kind of grass.”-G.J. Phoenix