Last week, I had many things weighing pretty heavily on my mind. Seven of them, in fact. When I have multiple things weighing down on me at once, I start to get really irritable, and tend to do alienate people. Things really started to dogpile on me.
I knew this had to change, and change quickly. Usually, when I need to clear my mind, I take a nice long drive. Just me and the open road with nowhere in particular to go. Sometimes, it's taking the scenic route to a ward camping trip (Green River by way of Gunnison and Torrey, a 13-hour trip, was my favorite), other times have meant lunch in Wendover or Evanston.
That was before $4 gas.
So, when a friend called to invite me on an impromptu camping trip, I jumped. No cell phone, no computer. No worries.
Well, eliminating six of the seven worries for a few days.
While it didn't solve my problems (except the one that came on my trip with me, which is half-solved), the trip offered a lot of down time that helped me refocus my priorities. I'm at a point in my life for a fresh start, and now I know just where that fresh start will take me.