Dallas, Texas — Holed up at charming Starbucks across from the SMU campus during a rainstorm, which to me, is a lovely way to start the 18th day of a 21-day Road Trip across these United States.
I turned a simple business trip to Nashville into a 3-week Adventure, and my previously cluttered mind is much the better for driving cross-country instead of enduring air travel.
I texted a friend from the road during a stop in New Mexico while driving the beautiful Camino Real, which as the above-photo states, is the Journey of the Dead Man. She has a very hectic job at a major Hollywood Studio, and her response to my text, which included the Camino Real photo, was “I thought I was the Dead Man.”
Her wonderful high-powered job in Hollywood, which thousands of people would want, was killing her. She was creatively Dead.
My eyes were opened at once, and I felt a wave of gratitude for this Adventure. I wasn’t a Dead Man, but I was close. Sometimes, you just need to change your environment, to escape your urban life and seek the world’s wide open spaces.
Free. Your. Mind.
Up Next: My very own Origin Story.