There are times that I get on kicks of certain hobbies or foods, and I always end up abandoning the interest after just a short few months. In fact, I’d say that’s one of my biggest downfalls: giving up on a hobby or interest so soon after beginning.
This has actually affected me in other areas of life in the past decade or so. I’ll often pick up a novel and get about 60% of the way through it before forgetting about it and moving on to another book. I absolutely despise this habit of mine, so recently I’ve made it a point to stick to my guns on things that really pique my interest. Otherwise, I don’t allow myself to begin a new collection or hobby of any sort.
Well, one of the newest things I’ve gotten into is tequila. While a decent front end cost was daunting at first, I’ve established a smallish collection and have sincerely committed to learning the different flavor profiles of each so that I can discern what it is I enjoy in a tequila and what I may really dislike.
My new tequila craze is something I’m wanting to take to the next level here soon by visiting the state of Jalisco in Mexico. I always, always say I want to travel and never pull the trigger on a plane ticket simply because I don’t have the money. But a flight down to Mexico and staying in cheap AirBNBs would satisfy my desire to travel while also learning more about the tequila distillation process and even gathering a bit more knowledge about Mexican culture.
Doing this sort of stuff comes with some prerequisites, though, and I feel that getting a hold on my financial life is one of those things. For example, I’ve yet to purchase a life insurance policy, and I feel that that’s one thing I should do before making big investments in travel (especially international travel). While I’m not concerned by any means about my well being while in Mexico, having a solid life insurance policy is still one of those things that likely needs to be taken care of for my own benefit overall.
So, with fun comes responsibility. I know that I don’t exactly need a policy right away, but the sooner I get it, the more I’ll save down the road. So I may as well snag the insurance soon in order to start preparing for my trip to Jalisco!