Eyes on the prize..
My salary isn't too great right now, so even at maximum saving, it's going to be a while.
Developing my patience - it will all be worth it in the end. **deep breath** **rinse** **repeat**
In the mean time, I found that the easiest way for me to deal with it was to always be looking for new work opportunities or other ways to save. It was like a game. I kept applying for more jobs if I thought they would pay more or get me ahead somehow. I would also take freelance work on weekends. I learned new skills on earning money online. I broke down all my expenses and cut as much as I could afford to cut while still maintaining my creature comforts. Yeah, I could have saved more but what I did save still worked great and I had a blast. In the end it was totally worth it. And it will be for you.
Just keep on truckin'!
I completely understand how you feel. My leave date is 2 years away, and has been pushed back twice due to major health issues, which cut into already saved money.
I recently took the first steps for my travels and paid off all debts, and I am just starting to save.
My income is better than it was, but based on what I am making and my bills, it is going to be a while too.
Right now, I pass the time by reading any and all travel books I can get my hands on. I read travel guides, look at different destinations, etc etc.
You will get there, it just takes time. I am about to relocate for my job, but it is going to allow me to get a second job, that every penny from that job will immediately be put in my travel savings account. I also get on craigs list and look for weekend gigs, that allows me to save. I tell myself every penny saved and put away now, will allow me to have a drink in Asia or where ever I may end up.
Just know that you are not alone, I have been planning this trip for 3 years (but had to take steps to get out debt first as well as have major surgeries) now that I am saving, it is worth it, and light is at the end of the tunnel. Just keep swimming and know you are not alone
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