This past year I feel very fortunate to have added an Airstream into our lives. We had been talking about it for over twenty years. Instead of waiting until retirement we decided now is the time to enjoy traveling with a little more comfort.
My love of travel keeps me happy and satisfies my strong sense of curiousity
In particular we are happy that there is a shower to clean up after trail runs, ample room for puppies, and a kitchen. We now join the ranks of trailer park people. It’s a fun and interesting subculture – I’m a white trash superstar!
Day 7 of the 66 day being in the moment challenge – road trips.
A great road trip does not have to be long, but it should always be fun and preferably to somewhere you have not been before.
Don’t be in a hurry. Road trips can be purposeful and structured, but never rushed.
An afternoon wander not too far from home is a great way to discover a road less traveled.
We call it the tank
Our road trip vehicle
Park road in Sequoia National Park
A road trip is a great way to be in the moment – turn off the phone, breathe deeply, smile, listen to music, talk to your copilot, and enjoy the journey.
P.S. – Sometimes getting lost isn’t so bad!
So far his year I’ve done great things, met interesting people, and been to amazing places – hell, I ran my first half marathon and I feel great!
And I want more.
Too often, though, I am on to preparing and fretting about next “big thing.” They’re all big things, and there’s always another one (thank goodness) around the corner – that’s just life.
I can’t quite remember the phrase, something I heard it years ago, it goes something like this:
I’ve done a lot great things, met interesting people, and been to amazing places in my life. I just wish I would have been there to enjoy them.
Yep, that’s me.
So I’ve decided it’s time to develop new habits to better enjoy life’s journey – I have rededicated this site to Habits of the Journey (HotJ).
Let’s get this started. Conventional wisdom states that you have do something for 21 days times before it becomes a habit, but recent research actually indicates this number is closer to 66 days.
My challenge is to seek out being “in the moment” for the each of the next 66 days, which can be evidenced by an image, a phrase, a song, a quote from a book, a thought … whatever.
Just something about being “in the moment” over the next 66 days to kick-start this habit. Check out the tag “In the moment” on the side of the blog and let me know what you think.