Camping in Waterton

I just got back from Camping in Waterton Lakes National Park. It’s about as far South as you can go in Alberta. From our home in Edmonton it took about 5-6 hours to drive there.

Because I wanted to bring our bicycles with us, we took my boyfriend’s truck instead of my car. He doesn’t do well at staying awake during long trips and because it was my idea to go there, I was in charge of most of the driving. It was my first time driving the truck and it went fairly well. But I must say I much rather drive my car. There was one or two scary moments, one being where I cut off an 18-wheeler. But nothing major.

The first two days of the trip were windy and rainy. There were two or three deer that came and visited our campsite each day we were there. There were lots of warnings saying not to get too close because they can attack, but they seemed pretty tame. We also saw three bears during our stay in the park, thankfully never too close. I was actually hoping to see more but it was still pretty neat.

We got out and did some hiking despite the rain. On the third day it was sunny so we brought out the bikes, but for some reason about 5 minutes into the ride I felt sick and had to stop. All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. But I don’t think we will go again because it’s a long drive and we didn’t find as much to do as we were hoping.

I Quit

I decided to stop documenting my Sims story for two reasons. The first being that you didn’t really seem that interested in following along. The second being that I technically failed the Challenge. In the 4th generation, the parents were pretty old when they started having children. When the parent’s died, all three children were too young to care for themselves and they were taken away. I think that is the first time I’ve ever seen The Sims say “Game Over”.

I have kept playing however. When the Heir died, one of his brothers was still alive so I switched over to him and am currently on the 6th generation since starting the Sims 4 Challenge. But enough about the game…

I have also reached that point in the year where I want to quit everything in real life as well. I want to quit my job, quit my relationship, quit living on the other side of the country from my family. Is that normal? I’m so stressed out and I just don’t know what to do. I keep forming pros and cons lists in my head but I can’t make any sort of decision. I had given myself a deadline of my birthday (which is coming up in a couple weeks) to figure things out but I don’t think I will make any changes.

The biggest reason I hesitate to make any sort of decision is money. If I didn’t need money to live, to retire, to move, etc. I think the decision would be easy. If I made the wrong decision, I could easily change my mind again if money didn’t matter.

But then I say to myself, okay so what decision would you choose if money really DIDN’T matter? That should be the option you pick. That is the option that will truly make you happy. I wish it was just that simple…

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