Why do it yourself?

There are lots of reasons why we do things our self, but usually because of pleasure or money. I enjoy making bread, I do it often. For me it is one of the easiest things to create and I get so much personal pleasure. The kneading of the dough feels good. The miracle of watching the dough grow then punching it down is always fun. When the children were young they used to punch it back down – a key step in getting it to rise. It always made them laugh! But the best part is putting a fresh slice of bread in my mouth, or better yet watching someone else taste the sweet, fresh bread.

There are lots of things I do myself because I can not afford someone to do it for me, like grocery shopping or clothes shopping, but the end result is the same. I can last for about an hour, then I am done. My strategy is to have a few favorite places I can go in and out of quickly. Sometimes, I bring a friend who likes to shop and that makes it better – they offer their input and an impartial opinion.

There are some things we think we can do well ourselves, but in reality, we cannot. They are things that may require more skill or knowledge than we have. While we may save a little money in the short term by trying to do it ourselves, we are shorting ourselves both time and the potential for what could be so much better.

Every February I send my annual finances to my accountant. Do my own taxes? Forget it! It is neither my skill set nor my desire, and I am sure he saves me lots of money. Why do it yourself if you can save time and money?

Of course that brings me to the obvious question: Why plan your own vacations? Why do it yourself? Some of you enjoy the planning and creating I understand. Did you ever think to make the plans and then let the expert put it all together? This is what I do and I promise you an experience that will exceed your expectations.

“I work with busy, successful, curious people who want to master joy in their life journey through the art of unique travel experiences.”

About alwaysharriet

With thirty years experience in corporate and leisure travel consulting, Harriet Ahouse has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. An avid scuba diver, she understands the requirements of travelers both on land and in the water. On the European scene she has offered traditional and personalized travel itineraries throughout the continent--Italy, France, and England are some of her favorites. As a Virtuoso Agent, she also has extensive resources to enhance her expertise in designing individual destination travel itineraries--and honeymoons--worldwide!
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