This was another travel week for me. Monday morning – off to Minneapolis (truly a beautiful city and so amazing with it’s sheer size….)
Wednesday afternoon – off to Des Moines. (a must smaller city but still very powerful)
Thursday evening – heading home. (I truly love WV)
I have become a pretty good traveler. I adjust. I make it my home. And get in the mindset “it is what it is”.
This week was just a little bit different. When I landed in Minneapolis on Monday, it was 54 degrees. By the time I went to bed, it was 31. It was snowing. It was windy.
And during the night when I woke up, it had stopped snowing but it looked treacherous out there. And driving was required to get to the meeting. It seriously took an hour and twenty minutes to go 14 miles. I went through developments. Small towns. Many Round-about’s. And went over the same train tracks at least twice. But I kept moving! Win!
I was confused. It is Minneapolis. They get snow. It’s cold there. Why? Why all the accidents and back-ups? I heard today there were over 400 accidents on Tuesday. Whew! Even today the roads were terrible. Washboards. So when I took a chance and asked, it seems it’s not normal to go from 54 to 31 in 4 hours. The cities aren’t able to handle that. The result? Bad roads and accidents. Ok, rant over.
But this trip was also a little different because typically Ronnie is home keeping things under control. Making sure the house is ok, the kids are ok and most importantly (LOL) Bella, Skipper and Java are safe, warm, and fed. Not this time. Ronnie actually headed to be with his mom and nanny for a ‘special occasion’. Not only do I wish i was there but I wish I was in Nanny’s cozy house, laughing. Listening to her stories. Talking about the ‘events’ that have taken place since the last time we were there.
But instead, I am in Des Moines. Taking care of business. Doing what I need to do for work. And that’s ok. Ronnie and ‘the family’ are just fine =) And I know it’s good to have that quality time with family. True family.
And what is my point?
You must be wondering…..Life is weird and it seems that way for a lot of folks these days. Many families have situations that are really no longer unique (lots of families have the same issues). And with that in mind, it’s important to make the most of each day with those that you love AND those that love you. There is a true difference. The holidays are a great time to find time for quality moments… It may be going to the local parade. It may be finding a ‘live nativity’. It may be just decorating your tree and drinking hot chocolate. Whatever little thing it is that makes you happy, DO IT. There are so many options that are cheap or even FREE. This is the season to find that time. To figure out what you want the new year to bring. To start planning for 2018. Dream big. Do it scared. (I stole that from Ruth Sukop, ha).
And here you have….Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom. Do What Makes YOU happy! Cheers my friends.