I’m going on vacation. SehjMan is unemployed and has been for more than 2 years. I’m in grad school, and my stipend is livable, but not for the expenses we have (mortgage that we got when I was making twice as much, and he was making even more than I was).

We’ve gotten by the last two years by spending all the money in an investment account given to SehjMan by his dad, and now by his mom loaning us money. Basically, we are in a really fortunate situation that SehjMan’s parents have money, so we aren’t in danger of losing our house or going hungry, but I’m still worried about money all the time (especially because I come from a family where losing our house or not having enough for groceries was a worry).

But I’ve never been on a vacation, and now I’m going. I’m worried about money and everything, but so what? We borrow extra from his mom this month. I know it’s irresponsible, but I don’t even care.

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I’m leaving for Denver next Friday and coming home on Monday. My high school friends and I are celebrating our 30th birthdays. None of them are over the weekend that we’ll be there (the first was in January, and mine in August is the last).

So, is anyone else treating themselves, irresponsibly or otherwise?