Wandering, Seeing, Staying Open

As a task-driven person, I can have difficulty with being aimless. The devil will find work for idle hands to do, and all that. Though I often wander, there is still some internal structure to my non-plan plan. That structure just might be the loosest wisp of an idea but it still spins the needle on my internal compass.

When I don’t have a specific place or thing that pulls me into an unfamiliar area, I sometimes have to gently remind myself of all that is just waiting to be discovered before I set off. The key is to remember that seeing just one new and unknown-to-me awesome thing will have made the trip worthwhile. And when a place is unknown to you, the probability is pretty high for stumbling across something interesting.

Stay open to possibility. Don’t be afraid. Or, be afraid but go anyway.


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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10 Responses

  1. Colleen says:

    “…be afraid but go anyway.” Courage cannot be present in the absence of fear. Congratulations on being courageous! I also share that anxiety of the unknown before a trip. Once I leave the garage, I settle down but the night before the trip is pretty much sleepless ;-/

  2. Mike Ross says:

    Be afraid but go anyway-words to live by!!!

  3. Frank says:

    Damn, I gotta readmoregere, you’re a terrific writer! You’ve shared discovered “unknowns” so many times I’m sure the next will be good one.

  4. When did you get the pink donut? Looks cool (and tasty).

  5. Ted says:

    Okay…. please explain the dripping pink donut sticker on the bike. There’s a story behind that and I want to hear/read it.

  6. Elisa says:

    Whenever we set out on the road (usually for extended trips of at least 3000 miles or so) we split our trip between places we’ve visited before and want to re-visit and new places. This way if a new place isn’t the greatest, we have the comfort and familiarity of the old places… Seems to work out for us. Love the donut!

  7. Shybiker says:

    Yup. I’m constantly surprised how often weird, unexpected stuff happens to me when I venture out into the world. Like getting passed by a hearse doing 90mph. All the more reason to get off the couch.

  8. curvyroads says:

    “Or, be afraid but go anyway.” Word.

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