This is Aneshia, executive director of the Aneshia Y Smith Institute for Women and Girls! We empower and improve the lives of women and girls through training on topics related to mind, body and spirit.
Well I’ve already talked about why I am doing the LYL Road Tour. Feel free to check out Day 1 or Day 2 posts for the details.
Life is short and nothing is promised. So, I have headed out on The LYL Road Tour and I’m on Day 3.
On Day 3, I left Oklahoma City and headed west on I-40. This part of the trip brought up memories of the past when my dad and I would head out from Oklahoma City on a road trip to Colorado Springs where we used to live. The Springs is a beautiful city and I made some great friends there when I was a kid in late elementary school. I was into everything… played sports for fun, mostly football. I also took dance classes, ballet, tap and jazz including recitals. I played the violin. I loved video games and riding my bike. Life was a great adventure!
As I crossed over into Texas, my ferocious stomach growl prompted me to stop at my favorite fast food burger joint in Texas… Whataburger!!! So, in Amarillo, I pulled over to fuel up my car and my stomach.
As I sat in my booth devouring my cheeseburger drenched in spicy ketchup, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation right behind me that sounded like a job interview. It reminded me of my first job at McDonalds in Friendswood, Texas the summer after my junior year in high school. The young lady being interviewed had several questions and expressed the confidence you would expect from someone who has done this before, obviously not her first job. As I left the restaurant I could see she wasn’t some teenager looking for her first job, she was a full-fledged adult, leaving me to question how do you survive on fast food income as an adult? Even if she was interviewing for a managerial job, I still wonder. I can’t even imagine. Hearing her enthusiasm and confidence for the job was reassuring and a reminder for me to not make assumptions about people and their circumstances. Always keep an open mind and don’t judge based on appearances. This realization made me smile, as I sat in my car ready to hit the road again.
My view for the next 4 hours. Not much to report…
Until I pulled into Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This looks like a pretty good place to stop for the night, or maybe longer. I’ve always heard about the southwestern sunsets, so maybe I will catch one before I head out.
Looks like a world of possibilities! Let’s see what New Mexico has to offer…
All the best to you!
P.S. – I wonder what’s in store for Day 4?