Greetings from Anderson, Indiana on this Travel Tuesday! I am finding rain this time around in this area where it was incredibly windy taking out power and our beloved internet connection the last time. How was the weekend with your beloved on this past Valentine’s Day weekend? Let’s talk about things we love.
“What do you think about staying for the next 30 days?” asks the CEO on Valentine’s Day while in Louisville, Kentucky. With no defined plans in my near future and unprepared to wear the same five outfits over the course of the upcoming weeks, I said “OK.” I’m no quitter! I will be completely immersed in the Midwest culture. A year ago, I was contemplating leaving and going to explore a new town for six months to a year. I figured I would be able to find work somewhere, meet new people, go where I don’t have a huge support system and explore. I saw myself sitting at coffee shops, using their wifi and blogging about what I was experiencing and what I haven’t had time to blog about. This trip will be a taste of doing that. I haven’t voiced a strong love for it yet as I feel something is missing but I am grateful for the opportunity and it benefiting my love for travel and adventure. This is definitely an adventure. See this blank canvas of an office space? Think of all the possibilities!
What would you give up to do travel more?
Who would you be leaving behind?
Would they understand?
With traveling so much and uncertainty of what the future holds, it is hard to commit to event planning and add to my busy workload. Unless it’s the Kentucky Derby! I met some very energetic and well-connected women at an event that work together on events for this crazy part of the year in Louisville Kentucky. Although I love the beauty and strength of horses, unfortunately, I am allergic. However, I would be very interested in such a high profile event. The Fairfield Inn & Suites that I will be calling my home will cost $700 a night, at least! If anyone has any further connections, please do send them my way! I will bartend, plan and coordinate or whatever…as long as I get to wear an amazing hat!
Which event do you look forward to each year?
How far in advance do you plan?
It is National Drink Wine Day! Who has a glass of wine their hands? As much as I love wine, I unfortunately do not. This One Busy Bee has both of her hands full of tasks that are piling up. However, the event I spoke about above was a private wine tasting event for Italian wines from Tenuta Torciano Winery. The spread was incredible, the Rosso di Montepulciano was my favorite and the company was top notch. Lilo, the rep, was your typical Italian charmer calling every woman “Bella” and answered all of my questions well. Cheers to you on this wine-filled day!
Do you prefer new or old world wines?
Which region is your favorite?
As I was drafting this, I was pulled on an-hour long call regarding company finances. With my workload, coworkers are trying to help me by taking tasks off my plate. One of the things I am holding onto dear life is is our finances. If you knew me twenty years ago, you would know I was not doing well with my finances. I love seeing my father laugh when I tell him I am very involved with a company’s money, budget, projections, approving expenses, access to bank accounts, accounts payable and then some. He doesn’t believe it. Frankly, neither do I but here I am. Having control of your finances, no matter what kind of money you make, is power. If you want the business to succeed, you put your resources to work. If you want to go on that trip to Ireland for your 40th (ahem!), you make it happen by planning and saving. You have control whether you want to buy that $5 cup of coffee from Starbucks or spend that $5 on two pints at a real Irish pub.
Sadly, personal finance is not taught in school. Nor is home economics, right? How can the future generation know how many hours they have to work to pay for their rent? Do they know they can save money by cooking for themselves?
I encourage you to keep track of every dollar you spend so you know where your money is going to. Read a finance and budgeting article every now and then. And save for that trip you’re going to book with me! Like how threw that in?
So where am I booking you next?
How do you like to save money? Under the mattress? Old savings account?
Do you know how much you’re spending on going out?