#10 - Pay attention and enjoy your life as it happens. 

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” - Maria Robinson 

Life is supposed to be for living. I am sure I’ve mentioned it before. But how can we make sure we arrive at our destination when we don’t know what that is? 

I love road trips. I have taken my kids on road trips since they were babies so when we plan a 12 hour day of driving, it’s all good. A few years ago someone wanted to offer me car TVs for one of our trips and I just said no. There’s plenty to look at outside. As we leave the house we talk about what we see, the mist in the morning (we leave at 5:30 -6:00 AM) the Eardley escarpment, the hills and as we drive there is just more and more to see. We take turns picking which CDs we listen to and sing along of course. We talk a lot. We are in a small space for hours on end and sometimes more than one consecutive day and the kids are great. We love it because we understand that a road trip is about the journey. So we stop and go for a swim in lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on the planet by the way. Or we stop and climb a hill or have some lunch. My friend Guy says that when he goes on a road trip with his family they stop at waterfalls. In the car for hours you learn to go beyond the boredom. Your mind wanders. Somehow as we drive along, I feel that time stands still and the only moment that exists is now. I am in my life as it happens; what came before is behind me and what road I decide to take right now, changes the journey ahead. Just like life. 

I am including pictures; stories from the road. Not just memories of a great trip but reminders to focus on the journey in life. No matter what your destination, fall in love with the road that takes you there. 



This personal blog was written by Bianca Pittoors. You may “share” it in its entirety. I respectfully request that you respect it as the intellectual property that it is. Thank you! 

Bianca Pittoors & Marc Langis are Bianca Basso. Creators of original vintage music, they are distinctive in their contemporary style.

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