Here we were on July 6, 2019, headed to London for the start of our United Kingdom-Ireland trip. At this point, we were excited to be traveling internationally. It was our first overseas trip together after ten years of marriage. However, the week leading up to the trip had left some lingering stressors.
My last day of work was on July 5, and Tiffany had left her teaching position the previous month. These weren't rash decisions, but all part of our plan to sell the house, buy an RV, and begin traveling the U.S. The two-week trip through England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland was the anniversary trip we planned five years earlier, so it was the perfect springboard for the rest of our travels. However, life doesn’t always go to plan. Just days before we were set to leave, the offer on our house had fallen through.
So, less than seventy-two hours before we boarded our flight, we had decided to cancel this trip. After all, we weren’t sure how long it would take for our house to sell. The responsible decision would be to use the money we set aside for the trip to give us more time until the next buyer came along. We spent a whole day looking up cancelation policies and telling our families about the change of plans. But the following morning, we each woke up feeling compelled to take the trip anyway. And we’re glad we did!