A love for your vehicle and the adventures you can enjoy with it, will always be closley linked with a desire to protect it.
These days we're all well-informed about Health & Safety, and though we complain about the yellow and black tape that seems to surround anything that presents a potential risk, there's a reason for it.
We fight change. We fight restrictions. We fight anything that will have some semblance of control over our life.
But, the leaps and bounds that we have experienced over the past few years have actually been put in place for reason.
The image (above) of the vehicle I love to protect, is one of them.
When I saw the phone call coming through on my mobile from the mechanic my heart leaped! I was going to be able to get on with my trip and - well, life.
But, he sounded a bit edgy. Apologetic. I almost screamed down the phone for him to "Get to the point!"
"I'm sorry, but I've had an accident..." he said.
There was nothing I could do. I was helpless. Shouting would be pointless. What good could come of it? He said he would pay for a hire car, or a motorhome, he said he would pay for all the damage that he had caused and would put it right for me.
That wasn't actually the point.
My dreams had just been shattered. My goal had just been swiped from under my nose.
Where would be the point in hiring another motorhome to travel around in, when I wanted to learn all I could from my own?
So, I sighed, allowed a couple of tears to stream down my cheeks and then took a deep breath.
He was going to put it right. How long that would take, I hadn't a clue - neither did he. But as long as he gave it back to me in the condition that I gave it to him in (plus a rectified steering rack), what more could be done?
I would get the whole story from him when I picked up my camper - after Christmas!!
Me thinks it's time to learn something new. Me thinks it's time for me to listen to the subtle clues the Universe is giving me and get some answers. It's time for me to think differently and to focus on what I want, not what I don't want.
All the best,
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