Gina: A Piece of Advice from Wentworth
I'm sure all of you know who Wentworth Miller is and if you don't, let me share a reminder....
Ahhh, Michael Scofield, I can't wait to see you again.
Or if you don't remember him from there, maybe this image is more familiar to you....
Either way, I'm sure you are aware that he has shared his personal struggles with mental health publicly. One way in which he acts as a support for others is on his Facebook page. He routinely posts about Self Care and during the month of February it has been a daily Self Care moment.
On Monday or Tuesday of last week he posted about a technique he uses called "One Lane." This technique is used while driving and basically it means what it says. He stays in one lane while going from point A to point B regardless of how the traffic is moving in that lane. He said that it was maddening at first, but then it allowed him to relax, be in the moment and to just enjoy the drive.
I was on my way to the airport last Tuesday and remembered his post. I'm a horrible driver. Let me rephrase, I drive perfectly well, but I'm an impatient driver which means that normally while driving my jaw is clenched, a litany of curse words are filtering through my brain and sometimes pouring out of my mouth. So, in think of Wentworth's post, I decided that I would stay in the lane I was in and just let everything go.
It worked. After the first few minutes, I calmed down and just enjoyed the drive....then I realized I was so busy just being in the moment and enjoying the drive that I drove right past my exit. Thanks, a lot, Wentworth.
Luckily, there are two pretty direct ways to get to BWI from my house. I realized that I missed the first exit in enough time that I was able to take the second exit. The second way is normally slower, which is why I don't take it. By some stroke of luck, on this day, the normal way I go was blocked due to a multi-car accident. If I had taken that way, I would have missed my plane.