I’m about to get on the road. These moments are some of my favorite, the couple of hours before heading out. There’s an excitement and an energy that can’t be faked. I anticipate the highway with child-like eagerness; it’s meeting an old friend for dinner, having a first date, and dancing to live music all rolled together.
I was born for this. The open road, the conventions, the people, that is my home now that my kids live somewhere else. Nothing will fill that hole, but these moments just before getting on the road are pretty good. One day soon, I hope to take them with me on a few adventures, but that’s still a couple of years away. Until then, I’ll dream about it.
My off-season is over. Now, it’s time to get back to the real work of my career.