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It has been 54 days since I have put on my uniform and went to work. Most of my time off has been spent in Virginia; sleeping in, reading, looking at social media, and sleeping. Those of you who know me understand why I put sleeping twice. While this has been great, its given me a lot of time to think. I never handle “thinking with nothing to occupy myself” well.

As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, I tend to over analyze almost everything in my life. When I don’t have something to concentrate on, it can get a little out of control. I’ve also noticed this has a direct correlation to the number of people I talk to and if I have been outside recently. Community and the outdoors are a part of me that I need to take care of.

If you haven’t heard yet there are some great ways to get outside this upcoming Friday! I know, its #BlackFriday, but let’s make it a #GreenFriday or #FreshAirFriday instead! Skip the stress of shopping with thousands of other people and find a way to get outside instead. No, waiting in lines outside early in the morning doesn’t count. 😉 But enjoy that if that’s your thing!

Lots is happening with those hashtags or check out REI’s #OptOutside event. Many state’s are making their state parks free for the day.

Enjoy the time outside with your family this holiday season.
Remember, Adventure is Out There!