There's this Lao-tzu quote I particularly like, "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon their arrival."  This is about a lot more than taking a trip, it's really about living ones's life.  You're always on your way somewhere.  

Take this morning.  It's a busy day for me.  I've got to go into the office for a big meeting, had to stop at my mechanic's to get my car looked at (because it's making some funny noises), and I've got this side software project of mine loudly clamoring for attention in my head. 

I decided to do a little JavaScript studying while I wait for the mechanic to give my car the once over., and that got me thinking about the no fixed plans thing.

 That's my iPad, with a JavaScript video on it, on my lap in the mechanic's waiting room.  Yes, the waiting room has a kid's area.  No, that is not why I picked them.  

That's my iPad, with a JavaScript video on it, on my lap in the mechanic's waiting room.  Yes, the waiting room has a kid's area.  No, that is not why I picked them.  

At first when I got up this morning, I was all overwhelmed with everything I had to do, and everything on my mind.  It got me out of bed around 4:30.  After some time thinking, a good hot shower, and a few morning chores I had my loose plan in hand.  It got me out the door plenty early, and got me here to the mechanic on time.

I don't have to solve every problem, reach the end of every goal right now.  In fact, I can't.

But I can (and will) keep traveling. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some studying to do.  

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AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude