Small Victories: Paying for Travels with Real Money

Thankful to get to spend time with my sweet niece

Thankful to get to spend time with my sweet niece

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We normally run the Turkey Day Race in New Orleans’ City Park, but at 7am we decided it was too cold to go out, and well, we do it for fun, not to be miserable–so we stayed in. In the afternoon the sun came out, and it ended up being a lovely day. We had lunch at Michael’s aunt’s house, and it was nice to see his mom’s side of the family.

At work, Black Friday was a blast. It always is! We’re super busy all day, customers are buying and everyone is having fun. Also, we always do a potluck on Black Friday, and everyone shows off and brings their best dish. Continue reading

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Budget-Conscious Travelling

I´ve had a really good day today. I had a job interview that went really well (more about this later, fingers crossed!), I made a friend (hi Christine!), and I felt some much needed peace.

I first started thinking about this when Cait at Blonde on a Budget wrote a few days ago about making peace with your financial situation. I liked this idea a lot. I´m embracing her mantra:

“This is my current financial situation, and it’s ok.”

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