I’m sitting at a truck stop just outside Harrisburg PA for my mandatory 34 hrs off to reset my log book. My next load picks up at 4pm today, and delivers at 5:30am tomorrow. The drive is only 400 miles or so, but the waiting time can be a pain in the ass! Most food warehouses take forever to unload and verify the count. Something that should only take an hour once started, will sometimes take 3 or 4. By the way, I don’t get paid to sit there!
Not every day is a great day. We have to make the best of what we have. Even though there are boring times out on the road, there are fun and inspiring times also.
It’s not always easy to stay positive. I think we are all a little “Bi-Polar” at times. As I sit here, I find myself retreating back into my tiny house. My curtains are closed to block out the world. A feeling of anxiety comes on and I realize I can’t stay behind my wall, I need to get out and smell the air, walk in the sun and try to make the best of my surroundings.
As I write this I try to think about the here and now. It’s a sunny fall day, and I can here cricket’s in the bushes. There are a few birds chirping, and if I focus really hard, I can block out the traffic noise and feel like I’m alone with my dog. Life truly is what you make of it.