This morning, on the last day of my #Wanderlust weekend, I went for a run in the Berlin’s town park. As I lay down on the picnic table to stretch my legs, I looked up and saw the trees towering over me. I rarely lie down on a picnic table and I rarely spend more than a few seconds looking at trees. Today I did both.
As I prepare to go back to my day job of creating content for profit vs. writing content for pleasure, I realized that there is so much upside to flooding the internet with words and pictures. I have received so much encouragement in the past few days from friends and bloggers, it is a great feeling. Thank you!
As I wrap this up, I know what my next Wanderlust destination will be and I also know where I am at in my head, my heart and my gut. Sometimes, an aimless trip or project may just be the thing one needs to answer most of the questions in life. Come outside the box and play with me! I highly recommend it.
Here are some parting thoughts from my trip. Interpret them however you wish.
Cheers to good mental health, a fit body and a happy life. Live with your heart.
#Wanderlust continues onto the beautiful Route 13 between North Carolina and Virginia. This is on the Lucius J. Kellam Jr. Bridge Tunnel. The darkest blue water connected with the light blue sky, with sunshine on my dashboard and music in my ears, I was lost in my head. This is honestly the best part of my wanderlust weekend. The drive and the solitude. #Solitude #RoadTrip
Everyone should have quiet like this. Everyone should have the quiet headspace that comes naturally to a solo road trip. Love and clarity to all.
I ended up at Virginia Beach for the night after driving down from Wilmington, DE, stopping at D.C. for Ethiopian food. I was amazed at how much traffic there is in this area. Glad that I did not plan and still don’t have a plan. The magic of #Wanderlust – Traffic became just cars going slowly. Wanderlust took away my goal oriented nature. I drove like a normal person today, no aggressive at all.
I also spoke to only three people today. What a record! Two from the Ethiopian restaurant and one when I checked in tonight at the hotel. I so thoroughly enjoyed the solitude this road trip is giving me. With music and thoughts going in and out of my head for almost 12 hours straight, clarity comes and my headspace changes. I smiled when I thought of this quote by Jean-Paul Sartre, “Hell is other people,” in his play of “No Exit.” Love the solitude.
Lastly, Mobilytrip mobile app is such a piece of crap that I have given up on tracking my trip with it. The app crashed many times and refused to upload any of my photos nor sync with the site. Further, even with the same log in, the information does not sync across devices. What a pain. Sorry, readers. I will have to do this the old fashion way – just blog!
Thank you to all my friends who are checking in and making sure I am safe and sound. Good night. 🙂