June 9, 2019
I am currently on across country road trip for 17 days from Florida. We are on day 9 and driving to Mount St. Helens right now from Washington State. When we are done we will have traveled through 19 states. I’ve never traveled this far for this long. I’ve always struggled with travel anxiety and the mental preps that come with it.
I recently watched The Creative Brain on Netfix and the "path of least resistance" was mentioned. As I thought more about it, I acknowledged that I do tend to stay in my comfort zone too much. The main reason is anxiety. Having to plan for so many possible outcomes when venturing out is exhausting. If it wasn’t for my research right now in developing an artful lifestyle and forming new ways of thinking using creativity, I am not sure I could have gone on this trip. I’ve completely stepped out of my comfort zone and submerged myself into nature. My family has helped me count data of things we are experiencing and it’s been amazing.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson