I made the horrible mistake of looking at American Airlines' miles program deals yesterday. I saw that I could go to Paris in the month of October on my saved up frequent flier miles. I'd only have to pay taxes and fees (about $50).
DE-PRESS-ING! My schedule doesn't allow for me to pick up and leave right now. I know patience is a virtue but I was not blessed with that fruit of the spirit. My immature self was egging me on, "JUST GO! You aren't getting any younger and it is a great deal! Think of all the relaxing, sightseeing, and French speaking you could do!" My immature self is a jerk.
My mature self said, "You have responsibilities to tend to and you can't leave. The airline tickets may be cheap but you'd have to pay for a hotel and the euro is still stronger than the dollar. Just wait until you are financially in a better position to go." My mature self is a jerk, too.
Good thing my passport has expired. If it hadn't I might be typing this post from Paris. C'est la vie.