Gosh I love my job!! At least this week I do. We stopped and had showers and then discussed what time we were going to get to Oregon. We couldn’t arrive in the middle of the night so WE GOT TO GO HOME. For a few hours we did. I got some laundry done. Craig got a haircut and Lil Bit got her stitches out. We then went to lunch with my baby girl. The egg and I. Her choice for sure. Craig wanted Mexican but Shelby won. We spent a few hours with her. Did some shopping at Sam’s and hit the road.
I don’t know what it is but just that little bit of connection with home and I am good to go. More like connecting with Shelby. If it is too long in between I get really antsy. I was going to say a little but figure Craig would comment on that LOL. I am sitting typing this in Oregon at a Pilot. Craig is sleeping and we are going to pick up a load in Portland and run it to a couple stops. Ending up in Washington. I am sitting here thinking how lucky I am. Making good money when we run, being with my best friend, having my puppy with me and getting to stop everywhere to visit family. How freaking cool is that. Then there are all the people you meet out here. We have made some life long friends and keep meeting new ones. Not all are life long but we have a big family out here and it is growing everyday. As you know by now I love to talk. There are a few friends I am sure know that well. I love people and realize how amazing this world is and how cool people are, for the most part. No I have not been drinking. Just contemplating how our lives have drastically changed.
I think its a hoot when people find out what we do. Most are shocked. Some wonder why. Some are snobs and that got me thinking about being a trucker and how many people are truckers due to the economy and what is happening today. I’ve said it before. If you had told me I’d be a truck driver I would have laughed. Me. Daughter of a diplomat, California girl (okay no longer but still in my heart) I was born overseas and now I drive a freaking 18 wheeler. God has a great sense of humor is what I am thinking. Ironically, it’s an amazing job. I see beautiful places every single day. The weather is always changing and so are the people. Keeping track of us can sometimes be hard. My kids and mom are always asking where we are and then seem surprised at how far we went. Truthfully sometimes I am surprised too. 7000+ since we came out of hometime 7 days ago.
The thing that got me thinking about this lifestyle we have now was a person who is unemployed, no money, not very happy…… thinks being a truck driver is beneath them. I was offended when I first heard this but then I thought about my life today. I have never been happier. I smile everyday and laugh all the time. How sad that someone is so narrow minded that they thought that. BUT what made me laugh was how wrong they are. Life is too short. I realize that and I want to enjoy everyday and never regret what I didn’t do. Traveling, learning, growing and seeing this amazing country are gifts I would have never received if I hadn’t taken this path. I’ve been all over the world but I had never seen the USA. If you listen to country music and that new song about seeing it from the plane. Wow does that hit home. Listen to it. Jason Aldean Fly over states. Awesome song.
I have grown up so much in the past few years. As one of my girlfriends would say. I’m finally baked. I’m truly grateful for this wild ride I’ve been on for the past couple years because I can honestly say. It just keeps getting better!!!! Now how cool is that?