My family usually takes two "bigs" trips each year: one spent visiting family across the country and another to explore places that are new to us. This is no problem for my wife. Her employer gives her four weeks of paid vacation every year and she can bank on that when we're planning where we want to travel and how long we want to spend there.
The problem for me, however, is that no one is paying me to take time off. It's kind of ironic in a way because my wife has one employer who pays her to not work for a limited amount of time, but I have many employers who do not do the same for me. That's one of the many benefits that often comes with full-time employment and something we may even expect an employer to provide. For me and others who call themselves freelancers, that is a benefit we either have to forgo or intentionally manage ourselves.
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