Solo Roadtrips – What I Learned

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This past weekend I took a road trip to upstate NY by myself to meet up with some family, and I started off the ride with a great Audiobook. Right off the bat, I heard an amazing sentence, and so I pulled over!

I immediately made a note of it because I did not want to forget it.

“Nothing ever happens until you speak.”

I actually stopped listening to the audiobook, and I think I drove in complete silence for an hour with just my thoughts about that one statement! It was so interesting for me to hear such a clear connection between our spoken words and our actions.

I’ve never had an issue speaking up, so I think that is why that statement resonated so much with me. I know for some it is hard to speak up, whereas for myself it just comes naturally. I’ve been that way since I was a little girl. I believe it has really helped me get to where I am now.

It’s like I finally answered that question that I ask myself, and others ask of me, “How do you do it all?”

Simple. When I speak, I make it happen.

I’ve mentioned before those are my three favorite words. Literally my screen saver on my phone says, “Quit Slackin’, and Make Shit Happen.”

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I don’t know about you, but I just love the feeling of accomplishment, so when I see those three words (Make It Happen), I am all over it. It inspires me and gives me the energy to tackle the next thing which is typically something that I have been avoiding.

I love when unexpected things happen that give clarity. The connection between speaking and action was just so profound. It was neat to reflect on why I personally may have had such consistent success because of how often I speak and how committed I am to making things happen.

I have to say that after that quiet time and having that clarity, the amount of energy I had was crazy, and I still had three hours to go!

So what did I do? I rolled down the windows, opened the sunroof, let the sunshine on my face, and I blared the music and sang to every song that came on! There is nothing like having the wind blowing your hair, the sun shining on your face and listening to music you haven’t heard in a long time which makes you think about what you were doing in your life at that time, and then finding yourself laughing and crying and thinking, “What the hell was I thinking?!!” HA!

Well, I just wanted to share about how important it is to have time with yourself like I was able to experience on this trip, and it might not be in the places or spots you would expect. I just realized that I think solo road trips are my thang! I would encourage you to take a solo road trip, download a great audiobook and a great playlist and see where it takes you.

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