10 things I have learned being on the road:
- How to efficiently live out of a suitcase
- Knowing that wherever there is a pillow, that will be our bed for the night (actually take that back…wherever there is a surface we can lay our heads upon, then that becomes bed for the night!)
- I am a great morning person; Sean loves the evenings, which makes our driving road trips a breeze. 16 Hour drive in a day, no biggie.
- Soak up every moment because time quickly becomes a yesterday.
- Beef Jerky is a staple on the road. Thanks Sylvia for all the ‘Buck Sticks’ you have provided Sean and I.
- It is okay if you wear the same outfit. My fashion has come to halt. (But lets be honest, I was mediocre in this anyways… never could keep up!)
- Sometimes you just got to have Red Bull. I mean it gives you wings, so we should get to places faster, right? (Sorry Aunt Judy and all my fitness gurus)
- Music is essential and the heartbeat of the road
- Always travel with a yoga mat and jump rope. Impromptu workouts are always possible and needed. No excuses
- Spontaneity is good for the soul
I could probably give you more; maybe if I gather my thoughts a little more then I will give you a second edition of what I am continuing to learn. As of right now we are in Alaska visiting Sean’s family and friends. We have had a wonderful time so far and it is definitely going to be hard to leave and start our training in Colorado this July.
One thing that I think all of us might grow complacent on or forget to realize is that God is all around us. I have been constantly reminded that as we have been on the road. You can see Him in people, experiences, nature, snapshot moments, a gentle breeze; He is so present. I tend to get caught up in life, routines and engulfed in this world that I get distracted and feel distant from the Lord at times. Then He reminds me with everything He surrounds me with. It just takes me to open my eyes and ears to Him.
I feel like I have many stories to share because it has been so long since I have taken the time to do this, so I will slowly begin to write down our stories and share with you. I hope you stay encouraged through the stories and see the light of the Lord shine through.
Remember God is PRESENT. He is ALIVE. Take a look around you!