One of the policies at my office is that each employee must take 5 consecutive days off each year as part of our risk management policy. Basically, it’s a pretty sweet deal because I don’t feel totally guilty about wanting to go on vacation and using up PTO to do that. I mean, these 5 days, still come out of PTO but we HAVE to use them, so it somehow makes it better.
The thing about these mission trips is that I need to decide if I’m trying to go on a mission for myself or to be selfless. If I go with the youth, the trip is about the kids. I’m not really going to be fully invested in the mission because I’m responsible for giving the kids a great trip.
3. Go on a vacation. Price: unlimited. This is risky because my friends don’t necessarily get to take a week off of work so I have no clue who I would go with?!
4. Go home, see family. My sister’s birthday is in June and she turns 21 so it would be fun to celebrate with her. I also don’t really know when I would see my family besides at the holidays. But going home could be relatively boring. I would probably just read like 7 books and go to the beach.
Any and all other ideas are welcomed. Someone suggested looking into mission trips at other churches which could be a good idea as well, but as I am now a member at HPUMC, I want to try to be involved there.