I am slightly overwhelmed by the amount of BLACK FRIDAY emails I've received since Wednesday evening and I've pretty much deleted almost all of them unless they relate to travel or fitness, or anything that could help me speak another language. And wait, I am kind of in the market for a new winter coat but I am not sure if I am going to buy one. I might try to get a few more seasons out of the one I have.
That said, it is pretty crazy that there are Black Friday sales for nearly everything. I actually received a sale email from the TEFL online courses. I deleted it. I don't need to be tempted right now. Ultimately, I don't think I will end up buying anything because I'm trying to save for 2018 travel adventures, some type of aerial teacher training, and pay off debt and eventually, get out of Chicago. I just need a change and I need to figure out where and what I want to do.
I am thankful for all that I have, for sure, but I feel incredibly restless right now, and it is difficult to just be at peace sometimes. Life has changed so much in the last 4 months. I keep repeating that I am not where I thought I would be/planned to be and I'm still having a hard time accepting it because I feel lost and as an extroverted introvert, its been a challenge for me to not have a little pet at home but I am not yet ready for a new animal.
Those are my feelings, now I'm going to get outside for a run and hopefully get some clarity. I like how REI has made the #optoutside trend popular on Black Friday. In that spirit, here are some State Parks that are free today in the US.
Next week: I absolutely LOVED Montreal and have a lot to write about and in February I'm headed to Tulum with a friend (maybe two friends, it depends on her job situation) so I have a lot of planning and fun stuff to do for that. I really wish I could plan a quick getaway to somewhere to see the Northern Lights in January over a long weekend. I have been tracking flights to Norway but that might be financially unwise of me, so those plans are on pause for now.