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On The Road Again…
I’m ready to get back on the road again.
Between the years 1995 and 2002, I almost constantly had work where I drove long distances every day.
I did computer repair, installs, upgrades… all that geeky stuff for people who don’t really know what they’re doing but know how to wield a screwdriver.
Since then, I have been grounded… well, all except a couple of trips here and there.
Watching people’s updates on twitter has made me
a little very jealous. All those people who go to conferences all over the place and go to speaking engagements and complain about being stuck in an airport… I just sit there thinking I’d switch with them in a heartbeat.
Not that I wouldn’t want to ever see my wife and kids but I would love to get to travel for work.
Well, that prayer has been answered. This weekend, I am heading down to the Antelope Valley Writer’s Conference in Palmdale, CA this weekend. An excellent conference for writers in all genre’s and of all abilities.
Then on June 22nd, I’m heading out to Asheville, North Carolina for the Type-A Parents’ Conference, which promises to be a potentially life changing event!
OK, so that’s only one trip a month, but it’s two trips more than I took in the whole of last year!
I’m hoping that they will lead to more trips and more opportunities so I can be on the road more and more.
Probably the best thing about being on the road though, is getting behind the wheel and just driving for hours… and hours.
It’s ME space, I can listen to what I want, sing a loud as I want, practice speeches out loud, stop whenever I want… it’s all ME.
But then there’s always the flip side of that, the side where we have to face the reality that we need other people.
As much as I love being on the road, alone, I’m on another road – and so are you.
We are all on the road of life. Life is a journey and it’s one we can’t do alone.
I was talking to my Mum the other day and she gave me some great business advice. It occurred to me later that the best advice often comes from the places we least expect it – places we would never discover if we didn’t walk down the road side by side, hand in hand with the people God places in our lives.
Open road, I’m going to love travelling you alone, but road of life, I’ll walk down you with friends and family. I know you understand.