I’m finding that there is definitely something special about getting out of dodge that goes beyond the trip itself.
I have no idea what day of the week it is. And I don’t mind.
Leaving town has taken me out of my routine and damn, I like it.
Routine by definition means a fixed schedule, but life around you doesn’t run on one so why should you?
Hitting the open road has enabled me to be much more in the moment rather than in my own head, trying to get to the next thing on my to-do list. It’s helped me get to know my husband better through new experiences and situations. And it’s allowed me to see what I miss from my routine and question if it’s actually something I should be missing.
Now look, I get it. It’s good to keep a routine precisely because life doesn’t, allowing one to control as much as possible. But while I understand this importance of routine, I’m only now realizing the importance of interrupting it.
True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie