A woman that I know has invited me to go on a cruise this June. I've never been on a cruise before. With us would be her two beautiful daughters (early to mid twenties) as well as two or three other lovely women. (Yes, opportunities would abound, with these as well as others.)
Now, this cruise would cost me about a third of the money I currently have in my savings account if I include a nice amount of spending money for the stops.
I am a single father and I want to get my son and myself into a decent new place in the next few months. I have some work to do on my car, which is not going to kill me by any means, but will cost a bit of $$. When we move, I will need to buy some basic (at least) living room and dining room furniture and a TV.
My ex and I have been apart for two years, divorced for one. My social life is rather barren as I spend all of my time with my son or doing chores for us.
I really want to go on this cruise. I could really use a vacation from my life (haven't had a vacation in over three years). But my more sensible side says that I could really use the money I'd spend to much, much better purpose. I know that we'd still be okay even with having spent that money on the vacation, but I keep thinking about how much better off we'd be with the money unspent.
What would you do? I'm having a really hard time choosing, which is actually quite unlike me. I would normally choose to stay here and not spend the money. But I've been so cooped up for so long that I'm concerned that I may be stagnating, and this could be such a breath of fresh air!