I had a great time on vacation! I stayed with a friend, which means no money for a hotel or a resort. We did alot of free stuff. We went to City Walk, which is a free part of Disney. We went to Cocoa Beach Pier and parked at Publix so we didn’t have to pay $10 for parking. I did spend quite a bit and here is my receipt round up:
Total Clothing: $88.44
Total Food: $93.45
Total Lodging: $52.43
Total Misc.: $23.83
Overall total was: $258.55. Not bad for concert tickets, dinners out for 4 days (one at Planet Hollywood), sou verniers and other miscellaneous stuff (my rechargeable battery for my camera died halfway through my day at Universal Studios). The total does not include my airfare which I bought back in February. I have another trip coming up which the airfare is also paid for.I’d like to say that although I’m trying to get out of debt, I’ve made some pretty big life changing events over the last few days. I’ve decided to go to the University to finish my 4-year degree. Yes it’s a bit more expensive than the private college I’m currently attending, BUT the reason I decided to go to the university is because I will finish a 4 year degree in the same amount of time I would have spent getting my 2 year degree. I have also decided that when I complete my degree, I will pursue other opportunities outside of New York State. I have thought about Orlando, Charlotte, Phoenix, and Houston. Obviously all of these cities don’t get the frigid winters that we get here in central New York. I don’t have any kids, and I’m not married, so I basically have nothing holding me back. So, where I’m going with my rambling is this: I have taken a trip to Orlando already and have a trip to Charlotte planned next month. I will be looking at job opportunities and living arrangement situations in each city to evaluate where the best place for me to go is. I already know I will feel very comfortable in North Carolina or Florida, it’s just Texas and Arizona that I’m not too sure about.
If you were in my shoes, what would you do?