In a world revolving around money, power, and success, it’s no surprise to find ourselves searching continuously for extra time. Heck, sometimes it seems as though I barely have time to eat a proper meal, and I know many of you can relate.
Holidays make spending a little more tricky, and booking travel can be a mad headache. If you’re on a budget, the holidays can be a pretty big stressor.
Let’s be honest, I’m not the richest person ever. I don’t roll in a super high paying job, and having just started a business a few years back, I’m not exactly raking in the big bucks. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just reality because I’m working towards building an empire. You gotta sacrifice to make big things happen! As a result, I sacrifice a lot of my free time to make sure I can pay my bills.
Like most mothers do, my mom has been heckling me about purchasing a ticket to fly to Sacramento for the holidays. With unease, I’ve been trying to put it on the back-burner because holiday flights can be extra pricy.
“Next week,” I say, thinking in the back of my head maybe my bank account will be a little more full. And the week after that, I said the same.
A few weeks back, time finally stopped, about-faced, and looked me gravely in the eye for the first time in a long time.
I had the chance to visit South Korea to visit my 96-year-old grandmother with my mother who offered the trip as a gift. My mom insisted that I visit since it may be the last time I get to see my grandmother.
Even though the tickets were paid for, I still was apprehensive about taking time off of my work to travel since I had just arrived back from two media trips back-to-back, and had a lot of catch-up to play.
However, I’ll never forget the look on my grandmother’s face when I first walked in. Purity and joy that swarmed over her like bees protecting their hive. She was so genuinely happy to see us that I completely forgot about all the worries I had. At that moment, I knew that she truly appreciated the time we made for her.
I learned that the reason my grandmother has lived so long is her appreciation for time. She never wasted it with negativity, never let it go with worries. She treated all of her time with respect and priority, and time had done the same to her back for all these years.
After my trip, I came back with a new perspective on time. I had a new appreciation for spending time with family, and it immediately climbed to the top of my priority list regardless of all the extra work I had on there.
Almost like an answer from the sky above, I received an email from CheapOair.com since I am subscribed to their newsletter. In my inbox was a Secret Deal that only newsletter subscribers get. I headed over to CheapOair.com to find out if they had any deals on Sacramento. BINGO! On the front page of their website, there was a deal for 54% off flights to Sacramento from Dec 14-17. Since travel times are relatively flexible, I was able to save over $120 on a flight during the holidays! You can also search by alternate dates if you have a more flexible schedule to find even better deals.
Not only did I save boatloads of cash (that I definitely need to save) CheapOair.com even offers 24/7 award-winning phone service. This is extremely helpful as someone who travels for work frequently since time zones can be a bit tricky to make phone calls. Plus, they sometimes offer “phone only” deals, so it’s worth giving them a call to see if anything special comes up!
The process itself for booking tickets with CheapOair.com was so streamlined and easy to find affordable flights and a timesaver in itself.
I booked my ticket to Sacramento with confidence knowing that CheapOair.com had my back and that my time spent with my family during the holidays will certainly be worth the (little) spending.
In the end, it’s not really the money that’s troublesome about the holidays. It’s all about perspective and making each penny count. That’s why in the end the three most important things on my Christmas list are: time, travel, and CheapOair.com.
This post is sponsored by CheapOair.com.