Keep it Simple, Scotty

Yesterday, I wisely chose to do less. This is not my default programming. I come from a long line of plate spinners who can hop on one leg while whistling Rhapsody in Blue. So, opting to pick a few things to accomplish during a given day – instead of seventeen – is a new paradigm for workaholics like me.

This is a good thing for would-be Adventurers to notice and practice. It’s actually a good thing for everyone to notice and practice. Be gentle on yourself!

On our first-ever overnight at Croton Point Park we met a man who put an average of 11 hours per day on his Class A motorhome while driving from California to New York. This may get him from Point A to Point B the fastest, but it is the surest way to get in an accident. Ironically, he was a former pilot.

The wisest RVers I’ve met max out at 5 hours per day but most prefer to do 2 or 3 per day. In addition to safety, it makes it less likely that you’ll argue with your spouse and it leaves a lot more time for sightseeing, conversing with locals and just plain chillaxing. The point of travel is not the time we spend driving. It’s the time we spend in nature, having new experiences and

Eating BBQ.

So, what did I do yesterday? Here’s some highlights: 1) Beth and I organized our camper and took a bunch of stuff to our storage unit: 2) I met with my friend, Jeff R., for an early dinner to discuss lots of things including restarting our songwriting partnership; 3) I fixed a key fob; 4) I telephoned three friends and left messages to have a chat; and 5) I wrote my brother and told him that I love him.

Here’s what I did not do yesterday: 1) video editing for the John Lennon Real Love Project because I didn’t want to get stuck in front of a computer; 2) laundry because Beth does it better and I turn underwear pink; 3) call my mother because I saw her the day before; and 4) buy anything.

Now, that’s a good way to prepare for tomorrow when we’ll be working from dawn to dusk and traveling, too. Keep it Simple, Scotty.

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