Sometimes you gotta just keep going...
Friday, July 09, 2010
Yes I am a scout leader. Yes, I CAN read a compass and a map. Yes, I can follow directions. NO, I am not good at getting places I am not familiar with. Not knowing where I am makes me very nervous. I don't like it.
Today I was taking my son to work on a hay crew about 20 miles from my home. I was given directions and I had mapquest directions. But, I was struggling to find it. I borrowed my son's cell phone and we still kind of got lost. But eventually we found it. While we were lost we came to an easier way to get to the freeway. So after I found the farm and dropped him off I went back the way we had come. I was in the car alone and it seemed much further. It was only because I was a bit nervous with trusting myself. It was one road. I knew I was on the right road. There really was not an option for a mistake at that point.
I was thinking as I was driving that it is like weight loss. Sometimes you just have to point yourself in a direction and go and know that you are doing the right thing even if you have not seen the "signs" to tell you that yet.