I've been doing a lot of traveling this summer—I think I have four or five road trips under my belt already! Some highlights have been reconnecting with old friends from the past, visiting my family and taking onsite tours at treatment centers such as Renfrew Center in South Florida and the Carolina House in North Carolina.
As I was leaving for that particular trip to North Carolina—a 10 ½-hour road trip with two 14-year-old girls in the backseat—it occurred to me that this could be a very long drive. Then I remembered past experiences where I focused on enjoying the journey, instead of on how far we'd gotten or when we would arrive. It worked again, like magic! We talked, listened to a book on CD, made phone calls and watched the view! Best of all, I felt really present with my traveling companions and everyone we met along the way.
Watch for my upcoming feature article about how you can enjoy the journey of your life, instead of being so caught up in reaching a particular destination.