Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
THanks everyone for the support..........I just will miss her so much, and as much as I love to travel, it's expensive........
I KNOW what u mean about travelling being expensive!
I normally will fly home twice a year- once in summer and once for Christmas. A couple years ago, I couldn't afford to fly home during the summertime so I only visited home once that year and let me tell you... My family were FURIOUS. They STILL bring that up now- they'd say things like "You will come home for Christmas too RIGHT and not skip a family visit like you did before??" and giving me guilt trips about it even after I explained about my financial situation at that time.
Another time, I visited home for a SHORT time (3 days I think due to a mistake on my part-thought it'd be five days but forgot to include time for travelling so I lost 2 days for travelling and only got to be with family for 3 days) and they really gave me a hard time about that still to this day too.
I was hoping to buy an airline ticket NOW for Christmas to save money and it looks like the airfare is going up again!
At this time, I am not sure if I can afford to fly home for Christmas but am not sure how to address that with my family because I KNOW they will freak out and act like I am "abandoning" them and start giving me guilt trips again...