I was listening to the How to Money podcast the other day, and the hosts were talking about how planning a trip is really half the fun of a trip.
I could NOT disagree more.
I really, really hate planning trips.
And this is especially true for a trip that requires a lot of decisions.
Like, if I have to book a trip to go to a wedding or a conference, that’s not a huge deal. The dates and the location are already selected for me, so there’s less decision-making involved.
But if it’s a trip that’s rather free-form and there are a bajillion options to choose from, I start to feel like I would just rather not go at all.
I go from zero to overwhelmed in about five seconds, and I basically have decision fatigue before I even get started.
Part of this is because in most areas of life, I prefer not to have a wealth of options. Simplicity really does it for me!
And part of it is that I do not have a big travel bug, so the motivation to push through the overwhelm is just not there.
Mr. FG enjoys looking at tons of options, so sometimes, I ask him to do the legwork and narrow down the options for me before we sit down together. That way we are using his strengths to make up for this weakness of mine.
And that way we avoid me having a bad attitude about trip planning. Or at least we minimize my bad attitude!