Distractions, Road Trips and Clarity

I’m going to start this post by stating, I freakin’ love synchronicity! I got up this morning knowing I was going to blog about my recent distractions and how those, along with a recent road trip, have led me to clarity. As I gathered my thoughts and checked FB, I noticed Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge word is ROAD TRIP.  Love it!

For the past three months, I have been on hiatus from my real job, interior decorating. During that hiatus, I have set a new course.  Leaving behind the familiar, the guaranteed and the thing that has defined me for twenty-five years is daunting. Yet facing the unknown, the possibility and the chance to grow and redefine myself is exhilarating! Exhilarating, yet still a bit unsettling.

The what-if’s have been my constant companions over the past few weeks, but I set them free this weekend! They may find their way back to me, and if they do, I will welcome them. I will hear their message, then send them on their way while informing them, “Yes, I do taste the fear you’re serving and I’m bored with that taste…if you’re going to serve it, at least spice it up with some pepper!”

As I move forward, I realize I may fall flat on my face. So be it. I’ve fallen before and I’m still ticking along. Trying something new, facing fear, risking ego, or moving to our own beat won’t kill us–those are the things that make us fully alive! I feel more alive now than I have in years…thanks in part to my recent road trip on the back of hubby’s motorcycle and the freedom and clarity that ride gave me. And to think, that came about because we mixed up the date of an event and instead just went for a ride. Synchronicity, I freakin’ love it!

Here is my contribution to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge:

Rustic Road

As the bike turned onto the Rustic Road, I closed my eyes and allowed myself to just be. Felt wind and sun on my skin. No thought. Welcomed peace.

I opened my eyes and drank in nature. Each turn in the road brought something new: the coolness of a stand of large oaks; the fresh scent of pine; and sunlight dancing on the water.

Cresting the hill, awed by the beauty spread before me, I knew, both literally and figuratively, I am on the right path.

I wrapped my arms around Mr. and relaxed; we are on the right path.

Have a great day, my friend!


8 comments on “Distractions, Road Trips and Clarity

  1. Road trips with my husband is one of our best times together.We discover new adventures along the way.I’m glad you shared here yours.

  2. I like road trips.It helps me relax.It is exciting to know new and different things along the way.

  3. Wow, how very personal and yet so open. Good luck to you on your new direction!

  4. sounds like an awesome road trip filled with possibilities 🙂

  5. Theres nothing better than quality time with my husband, driving and taking everything in.

  6. Road trips are a wonderful way to escapes life’s distractions, even if only for a moment.

  7. I don’t know what it is, but road trips are excellent for bringing clarity. Maybe it’s simply the act of opening one’s eyes to the world.

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