Where the heck did Anne go?

I can’t believe I haven’t made a post in awhile. I hate that. I have the best of intentions and then the next thing I know I am driving or I am sleeping. One of the two and I think next stop I am going to write a post. But I don’t. So now I will.

We have been busy. We love the reefer board and love our FM and love USX. I hate all the bashing I see on Facebook and the forums. I realize we are so lucky to not be in that lot but it just gets old hearing all the BS. Pull up your panties and get on with life. Life is way too short to worry about crap. I’m not saying it isn’t frustrating or annoying but do something constructive to make it better and not just bitch. I have no problem being the cheerleader when it is something I believe in!!!

Ok that is all my rant over that. Remember the part about Life is too short. It’s amazing when you see the things that are happening around the world, around the country and just around you. Enjoy yourself. Smile, laugh, enjoy everyday or at least find something to be happy about everyday.

I feel blessed in my life. I am not saying it is perfect. But wait… it sort of is. At least for me it is. I have an amazing husband that I adore and adores me. Our kids are all doing great and are happy. We get to travel and be with each other everyday. Okay that part can sometimes get old but to be truthful. Not very often. We get to see amazing sites everyday. Meet the most unusual characters on a daily basis. Some that make you smile and some that just make you cringe. In case you don’t know. There are a lot of wacked people in this world. But even the wacked bring a smile so it is all good. We get to meet up with our fellow trucking friends. Who honestly a lot of them are just like us. At that fork in the road and they chose the same path we did. Everyday is an adventure. Some adventures are more fun than others. There are those days that I don’t want to drive or walk the dog or live in a truck. But then something will happen or I will see something that makes me grateful for the life we lead.  A couple weeks ago we were able to stop in LA and I was able to visit with two of my best friends. It is funny how much my life has changed and how all three of our lives have changed but all for the better. That is what is so important. To be the best you can be and I realize I sound like an army ad. But God Bless them too. I am grateful to be where I am in my life, with amazing family I love, Friends that I adore and my husband who I thank God for bringing into my life. (Don’t let him know I wrote that or he will be impossible to live with in the truck) Remember I only have 63 square feet.

Thank you for putting up with my ramblings. I am so blessed to be where we are and it wasn’t so long ago that life was a little different. Ok majorly different. But trucking has been an amazing journey for this family and can’t wait to see what the future brings. As I have said before. If anyone had every told me I would be a truck driver. I would have thought they were crazy but it has really brought a lot to my life. In ways I would have never even know about before. I guess it’s all about growth and gratitude!!!

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8 Responses to Where the heck did Anne go?

  1. Janie says:

    Craig and Annie We need your advice my husband and I just started team driving and are having a hard time sleeping while the other is driving, I can’t help but want to navigate for him especially through big cities and he wants to do the same for me as well as the movement of the truck and bad roads keep him up while I am driving. We ran into a really nice man who said he knew of team drivers who each drive for 5 hrs then they take a break but I don’t see how that is possible with the 14 hr rule. Did you guys have the same prob as we are and if so how did you resolve them. My husband tends to want to make my life as easy as possible by backing in difficult places and unhooking ect. I just don’t see how team drivers manage when they are husband and wife. Today is our 24th wedding anniversary and we are loving being together in this adventure but we are seriously ready to change our positions to solo drivers rather than team if things don’t change. Please help we Us we are desperate.

  2. Jade says:

    Hey Anne! My husband and Craig have been chatting I hear! I look forward to talking with u soon. Thanks for your honest words and candid responses to this job life. Keep on trucking!!!!

  3. Joe says:

    Thank you both for your upbeat and honest posts. It can be discouraging to read so many negative blogs about trucking. I’m just considering this profession as a solo driver but hope to remain as positive with my choice as you guy’s have been. My decision may be more difficult because I am well employed but just (“Burned Out After 26 Years ) Good luck , be safe and I’ll keep following your blog.

  4. N0nya says:

    Anne (and Craig)… Hi!
    I’ve been getting and reading your blog for some time. I lost my job in November, and had always thought that I would like to be a driver. . As it is, I received a good job offer – just have to pass the background / drug screens.

    This is the first time I’ve replied to one of your posts… but I have to say, I REALLY enjoy reading about your adventures!

    This particular post is AWESOME! I love your attitude… not only about driving, but life in general. A positive attitude, looking for a silver lining in even the worst sitations, and striving for love, and happiness – is soooo rare in people today.

    Who knows, I might still end up driving someday? It can’t be an ‘easy’ job, dealing with the regulations, loads, hours, some bad apples / negative people, crazy drivers, break downs, etc., etc.. But this post is soooo inspirational – and tells me – it has a LOT to do with attitude and your outlook on life!

    Mike Holliday
    Ravenna, Ohio

  5. Al Leonard says:

    A beautiful message Anne. Craig knows how blessed he was to find you and I feel TRULY blessed to have you as a daughter. Keep on truckin’. It’s working. Love ya. Dad Leonard

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