Thursday, July 21, 2011

Learning to Fly

Do you ever have one of those days?  The kind where everything feels a little bit like it's falling apart?  Well, I'll be honest with you....I've had more than my fair share of those these last few weeks.  Especially this week.  I have felt exhausted and uninspired, and frankly just spiritually drained.  I think things came to a head while I was traveling to a business trip on Tuesday morning.  I left my house at 7am to begin the 5 hour drive to Fort Wayne, IN (I know, right...ugh) where I had a 2:00 meeting and an all day meeting on Wednesday.  Let's just say, I got to the hotel at 1:30pm with just enough time to shove a sandwich down my throat and check in to my room. 

For whatever reason, the driving gods decided to smite me on the way up and I hit closed road after closed road after closed road.  At one point, about halfway in, I pulled over on the side of the road and cried before untimately decided to stop and ask someone if there was a detour around the closed road I was supposed to spend the next 118 miles driving on.  Thank you Speedway employee. 

Due to the circumstances leading up to my arrival at the hotel, I would say I was less than pleasant at our meeting, and feel confident that I managed to alienate the better part of the Michigan and Indiana reps that were there and had to witness my annoyance.  Sorry about that.  Kinda. 

Wednesday's meeting lasted all day and was followed up with an annoucement of yet another organizational change for my position at the company.  It's a good change.  I know it is.  But still....I can't help but feel a certain amount of whiplash from the constant shuffling within this company.  I love my job...I do...but I am exhausted by it right now.  Exhausted. 

I was dreading my drive home.  Dreading it.  I left at 5:30pm, and I knew that if the drive home was anything like the drive up, I may not be home until 1am.  Luckily, it wasn't.  It was peaceful.  I was relaxed for the first time in 3 days.  I could tell the roads I was driving through had been rained on, but I never hit any bad weather.  In fact, my drive home was quite beautiful. 


About 2 hours in, I saw this:



And my rainbow was followed up by this:





And when I finally turned the radio on, I heard this:

Learning To Fly

Songwriters: Petty, Tom; Lynne, Jeff;
Well, I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well, the good ol' days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing

Well, some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there

I'm learning to fly around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
I'm learning to fly around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly
I'm learning to fly




And when I got home, I saw this:



And I was happy.

Happy Thursday everyone :-)

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I've definitely had days like that before! A lot of them lately actually! Glad your drive home was much more peaceful and how sweet that your boy had roses waiting on you!

Erin said...

Auww I love this post. So beautiful :) Thank you for the huge smile you just plastered on my face. Have a fabulous weekend!

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