So the morning I left for Chicago, it was interesting.
I got up 30 minutes late. I had to run some errands and pick up a friend.
It took me 25 minutes to drive what would normally take 5 min (because of an accident)
I took the wrong turn and ended up going 23 miles total out of my way.
And to top it all off, I got pulled over in the airport, while still driving, because the cop could not see my temporary tag on my truck.
And even though I literally got to the airport 15 minutes before my flight was scheduled to leave, I still got on my plane.
I was already checked in and had my boarding pass with no checked luggage.
I didn’t think I was going to make my flight, with all the stuff happening.
The funniest part is I was definitely not going the speed limit the whole way to the airport after all that stuff happened.
And to get pulled over while doing the speed limit because of my temporary tag. That was the real kicker. : )
So Chicago was good.
Had a heavy night of drinking on Wed for my friends B-Day. Well, not by most standards, but by mine. : )
Had 4 glasses of wine.
Spent too much money, but it was on Tia and it was her birthday. : )
What was most interesting about it all was 2 things.
1. It is the first time I have really been conscious of a city “feeling” different.
Might just be all my associations with the place, (as I lived there 5 years) and not actually the place.
2. On Wednesday night, I had the experience all night of just being. No judgments, no extra thoughts, no agendas, just being. And I had the experience of having the experience.
I have noticed the no thought in hindsight, after it had happened. But this time, I kind of noticed it while having it.
Ever since I got the recommendation from someone I trusted to “do nothing, be kind, don’t be spiritual, and don’t be so dang serious” it is weird, fun and great how much my life is shifting.