In just a few short days (well 10 to be exact), I will be starting my trek across the country to Tampa, FL. I will be making stops in Phoenix, AZ, San Antonio, TX, and New Orleans, LA. I will not be stopping long enough to enjoy what the cities have to offer as I want to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I think about that and realize that my impatience when it comes to driving is the antithesis of my day to day behavior. I am typically more focused on the process and therefore I am not in a rush for the final product. Let’s have things form organically. Let’s see where this takes us. Do I want to see results? Of course I do. My top strength is Achiever. I always want to be accomplishing something. However, the process is just as important if not more.
I find this dichotomy interesting. This is the second time in two years I will be trekking across the United States. With this upcoming trip, I will have been in over half of the continental states. Yet, I could only really tell you about a couple of these states and cities. Why am I in such a rush? Why do I want to cover the journey as quickly as possible?
I don’t really have that answer. The impetus is to get there and get there fast. To push myself an average of 13 hours a day of driving. There is no need. It’s not like I have a job a to start at this point and time (but that is for another upcoming post). Still my imperative is to rush. I wish it was different. I wish I could get past this impulse.
What does this have to do with this blog? I am not sure. Just things I have been thinking about and wanted to get down.