Ok, so I haven’t decided whether this is worth it yet. By this, I mean getting to go on a fancy vacation in Hawaii made possible by the fact that I have a little part-time job to pay for it. On the one hand, this is an absolutely lovely place to unwind. On the other hand, I wouldn’t need the unwinding if I didn’t pick up the little part-time job by which the lovely little vacation is being paid.
Although we did enjoy one tropical vacation at an all-inclusive resort during the last three years, and a couple of others tagging along with friends, most of our trips have involved swapping homes. We’ve got couple of these vacations on the books for later this year, first to Montreal and then to Australia. These trips take a little extra work: you’ve got to spend the time to find a suitable exchange partner, make your own home presentable for your guests, and then leave their home in good shape before you check-out. But it’s nice because you don’t have to wash blueberries for your cereal in the bathroom sink--you have an actual house with an actual kitchen, including an actual kitchen sink.
On the other hand, you have to clean up after yourself on the home-exchange vacation. At the fancy resort that the part-time job pays for, someone comes in and spruces up the room each day and gives you nice new fluffy towels. On the other hand, you have to bring lots of clothes with you because you don’t have a washer and dryer in your room like when you get a whole house that you swapped for.
But most importantly, when you don’t have a part-time job to pay for the fancy vacation that you wouldn’t have needed if you didn’t have the part-time job, you wouldn’t be getting emails about work while you are on the fancy vacation because you wouldn’t be unwinding from the part-time job at the fancy resort in the first place. You see why I’m confused?
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