When I hit the open road, I had very little plans. My only goal was to find happiness, and for me that meant freedom and flexibility. By being free of my daily routine I was able to say "yes" (and learned to say "no") using my heart as a compass.
As I drove west for the first time, surrounded by the endless fields of windmills that line US Route 70, I had the Alchemist audiobook playing. It's an amazingly written story about finding your purpose and receiving answers from our inner wisdom. It's a book that has the potential to change your life if you're open to it, and I was listening intensely. If you've never read it, please do yourself the favor. If you have, you know how inspired I felt as I drove through the sunshine, windows down, curiosity high, and free of responsibilities for a brief moment in time.