Wanting Perfection + Airlines = Stress


I don’t typically get stressed.  I typically get frustrated, then vent, then move on.  Life’s too short to stress the small stuff and at the end of the day, it’s all small stuff in the grand scheme of things.


Why am I all of a sudden feeling stressed?  Who the hells knows?  I do know instead of the usual routine, I’m stressing about stupid stuff these days…

So, why am I stressed?  I’m stressed because our trip to Borneo is coming up in May and the airfare has skyrocketed from $1700 pp to $6,500 pp.  WTF???    I know there is plenty of time before I need to book it and the prices will likely come down, but what if they don’t?   We have been planning and saving for this trip for 3 years.  It’s frustrating to know that what was meant to be a “trip of a lifetime”, might turn into a trip that we’ll have to “settle” on.   

What does “settle” mean?  It means that instead of trekking in Borneo, we might end up trekking in Peru to Machu Picchu.  Stupid right?  Yes, it is.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m grateful to have the opportunity to travel at all and I don’t mean to sound like a spoiled, whiny brat but when something like this happens, it pisses me off.   It’s something that we’ve worked hard for and now, it might not happen. 

Vent over…

Moving on….

Comments

Brian Miller said…
ack. sorry...
i hate it when unexpected things happen like that...all you can do is roll with it...
JennAventures said…
6500!

Though I've heard Machu Pichou (sp?) is estimated to be drastically different in the next 20 years.

Things tend to work out.
That sucks! Hey maybe you can find something cheaper at Travel Zoo?
Simply Suthern said…
Our marketing guy and his wife just returned from trekking in Peru.
Jacqui said…
That is an incredible increase, no wonder you're stressed. How can they possibly justify that.
Sarah said…
Oh I would be mad too, don't feel bad! I am stressing over $200 for different hotels in Vegas so that much money is a lot bigger of a deal!
Miss Angie said…
I'm sorry you're stressed! Make yourself a mised drink and sit in the bath to relax! Hope the trip turns out well!
Raven said…
That so sucks! I don't blame you for being pissed, but good for you for moving on. I have to work really hard at that.
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