There will always be times in your life when getting away means having no idea where you are heading. I call that comfortably lost.
It isn’t just a location but a state of being.
In order for this to happen you need the following things:
– the entire day blocked off with no plans with other people.
– a full tank of gas.
– a complete understanding of exactly how far you can travel on one tank of gas with a return plan at the halfway point.
– a gps, only so you can find your way home without worry.
– you phone on mute, do not disturbe, for emergencies only.
– tell someone where you are going or install an app on your phone so a friend or worried spouse can track your progress.
Finally, stop thinking and turn down any road that looks interesting.
For me the ride consists of 15 minutes of anger towards traffic violators, followed by 30 minutes of worrying about things I have to get done, followed by 30 minutes of mind silence, followed by 10 minutes of realizing I was blissfully unaware of all my problems for the last 30 minutes. I then realize I might be comfortably lost, then more time passes in silence, then 1 to 3 hrs later I check my time as I notice the sun reaching the horizon, then home, relaxed and grateful I took time like this for myself (comfortably lost).