Today "I just felt like running"...🤣 no, driving actually - I don't really enjoy running. But I couldn't resist quoting one of my favorite movies.
I stayed in Lyman CO at a KOA. All systems functional (yay). After dropping something in the mail, I was off. At first, I planned to stop in about 6 hours to see a site in Minneapolis Kansas... but as I drove along, I decided to keep going ...
12.5 hours later I arrived at my destination (in Central time zone so I also lost an hour... so 13.5 hours later - gross). I just felt like going. Now, I am 6ish hours from Nashville so I get to explore today. I get to experience being a tourist - and, I get to do some work for my online teaching job. 😑
Every week, I hold live office hours. Want to know how many students have taken advantage of this to get assistance this quarter...
I have many students not doing well in the course, yet they don't come in and ask for help.
It's funny how we humans do that. We ignore opportunities available... maybe because we're lazy, maybe because we're scared. Either way, it keeps us stuck.
Well, it's time to MOVE friends!
The road through KS was fairly smooth (except through Topeka and Kansas City). People complain about it being boring, and flat, but it wasn't bad. Just the same rolling fields - for MILES and miles. It was the first time, since leaving Idaho, that the roads were smooth enough to go the speed limit. That was nice. Missouri roads have been good too.
It wasn't an adventure-full day. I had a lot of time to think. To grieve my grandpa (I am struggling a bit not being with family right now). To listen and be open to guidance.
Oh hey, you know (well, if you've read previous posts, you know) how my GPS signal randomly used to get lost. The only time it has done that this whole trip is when I've gone into a tunnel. So that's nice not hearing her say every 5ish minutes "GPS signal lost." VERY nice. Except, when I finally got near my destination this morning, she startled me because it had been quiet for so long. 🤣
As far as pulling my home goes, all has been going well! I don't enjoy the potholes in CO or the dips in both UT and CO... but, it has been a good journey so far.
Here's to a wonderful day tomorrow. I'll be playing tourist, teaching and painting (yep, making time for that today - maybe I'll even draw on FB live... no promises there).
Love you all! Make sure you pay attention to opportunities that arise. As Tigger would say, "TTFN, ta ta for now."
I had a dream that I was traveling all over the world. In less than 6 months, I sold almost everything I own...bought a Toy Hauler (the "garage" is my art studio) and am now living wherever, whenever...just me, my art, and my cats.