This was my 1st road trip alone, since my book launched on June 4, 2016. On my 4hr drive back, I thought about the weekend and learned these 3 life lessons.
- Your greatest blessings, most times, come in small packages. Initially, I didn’t want to go to this event because it was a small venue and I had no idea how many people were coming. The blessing: I had an opportunity to learn from women in their 80s and 90s. Mrs. Bragg said, “I’m not looking for a man my age. All they want is a nurse and my purse. They not getting my purse and I didn’t train to be no nurse.” #wisdom
- The amount of a gift is not as important as the heart behind the gift. Due to the generous support of these ladies, I was able to bless a young lady with a $100 donation for college. Initially, I felt like a failure for not raising more money but I realized that my donation was BIG in God’s eyes.
- It’s important to enjoy the journey. My family always drives through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel without stopping at the bridge. Well, since I was by myself, I decided to stop. I was able to stand where the Atlantic Ocean dumps into the Chesapeake Bay. It was a relaxing experience and I did not have to rush. At my parent’s house, my daddy fed me well and sent me hone with goodies for my family.
I enjoyed being able to learn from from these hilarious seasoned ladies and spending time with my parents. It was a great trip and I am looking forward to many more.
Have you ever learned a life lesson on a trip you took by yourself?
26 thoughts on “3 Life Lessons From My Book Signing Road Trip”
I am so glad this even worked out for you. When I was in college every little bit helped. That $100 will buy her a book and that is huge when you are a struggling college student. Every day provides us a new opportunity to learn and grow, fortunately you took the time to evaluate the lessons.
Thanks Tia for that insight as a student! You made my day….
It is always great to remember to enjoy the journey.
Yes ma’am. I truly enjoyed my 1st trip alone….
Very beautiful. I’m in my 30’s but I spend time with women over 50. We meet for breakfast, lunch and everything else in between. There’s some much wisdom in the fellowship of older women. I am grateful for those who I call my friend.
Oh WOW!!! I love that you do this…..
What an absolute blessing to see so many elders celebrating your accomplishments! Your mom’s teacher looks really young! Thanks for the lessons/reminders that it’s the little things that truly make us blessed.Godspeed and all the best in your journey as an author. Enjoy the journey indeed!
I know right! When I got there I was like, what can I teach them??? It was a delightful exchange.
I loved this post. I totally love what the lady said about being too old to be a nurse..Haha! Good for her. I often have time to reflect when l travel alone. I did it before l got married and still do sometimes for various reasons. Both are good.
Yes! Older people speak their minds with no filters. She was sharp too!!
I have been loving on my small victories lately. They make difficult moments worth it and give you the reason to celebrate. I’m sure that $100 for the young lady made her day!
I never thought of it that way about the young lady and how the donation would make her feel. Thanks for that perspective!
I love the wisdom of older women. LOL Although the amount was small, I’m pretty sure the recepiant appreciated the thoughtfulness. You can have a big crowd but a small crowd can bring wisdom and meaning. Big things come in small packages.
I am so thankful I changed my attitude about the event. I learned so much!
Love. “The amount of a gift is not as important as the heart behind the gift” this is so true.
Thanks sis! Absolutely!
I’ve never taken an entire trip by myself but I have traveled alone many a time to meet others. I enjoy the solace it provides.
It was great and I was able to stop when I felt like it.
I have a thing for older women who speak their mind. They do so unapologetically and I learn from it every time. Kudos to you for stepping outside of your comfort zone.
This was so out of my league but I loved it! I haven’t laughed hard like I did with them in a long time.
“A nurse and my purse!” I hollered when I read that. Thank God for the wisdom of our elders.
I have never traveled alone, but, who knows why the future holds….
Yes girl and she was ever so serious about that too!!! This was my 1st time and I cna see doing it more often. I love traveling with hubby and our teens but this was a great trip by myself.
seems like you had a wonderful experience! Amazing you spoke with a group of 80 and 90 year young women! What a blessing!
Seasoned people are so full of wisdom. Congratulations on your book signing. This sounds like it was a rich experience.
I’m a college student so I can tell that $100 is big deal. Thats money towards a textbook or art supplies.
Thanks Briana. Perspective is everything.