The Traveling Underpants
Posted on September 26, 2018
It’s about the trip you have been wanting to take with your best girlfriend, it’s about using that long weekend to drive down the coast of Hwy 1 to check off a bucket list item, it’s the point to a map and meet up with your girl friend wherever that may be – because it’s been way too long. Point being, life is way too short and I know we hear this all the time, however the older we get the more I feel like we really get it. It’s so inspiring to speak with older women who have it and are living it – they are taking those long weekend trips to check off bucket lists, they are hopping a flight to Mexico with the girls because, well – why not…they make the choice to make the most of the time they have.
We all live so much behind and in front of our screens, our phones, our kids, our work, our obligations to everything we are involved in…and there is NOTHING wrong with that. However there is something wrong with not taking care of yourself…and taking a little trip with a girlfriend is one of the best ways to take care of yourself, reset, and gain the right perspective on life…not to mention, it’s fun and can’t be replaced with anything else.
Recently, I was honored to see a distant friend at my home in California. Her and her girl friend (their friendship began the first day of freshman year in High School - back in 1973 -- 45 years ago) were about to embark on a little road trip up the coast of California and Oregon. They currently live in separate states, have families of their own, and a lot going on back home, however their friendship has always been there. As a startup and admirer of women doing such a fun trip – I asked for photos to document their adventure. Little did I know that my ask would turn into something better than what I could have ever imagined.
Insert photos (of panties) from the car window, the lamp at the hotel, the brewery, the winery, and we could go on…By the way, please see THANKs below for these establishments allowing panties to be placed on their premises (really appreciate your fun spirit) 😉
Not sure what I really expected, but what I received was a lesson. Things in life happen, good and bad, things that happen to us are ‘blowing in the wind’ – we can choose to shield, deflect, or weather and embrace those things. The only thing we have control over is our attitude and how we handle those things that blow in the wind towards us. There isn’t really a right or wrong answer to how you handle situations, you just need to know that you are the only one that can make those decisions and you are the only one in control of your mind/attitude.
My friends seem to be having an amazing time and really showing what it’s like to pick your attitude everyday – like you pick your panties 😊 They are embracing life, enjoying every minute, and truly living the life of the Traveling Underpant(ies). Love you and hope that I can take a similar trip in the near future 😊
THANKS TO: Overtime Brewing @overtimebrewing and Point Reyes Vineyards - not to mention our lovely ladies Cindy and Tricia! - aka The Traveling Underpants girls! ;)