What driving my mom for 20 hours straight taught me about real estate

Dated: April 12 2021

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I drove my Mom to Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I like my Mom, but 20 hours straight in a car is a long time. We started our road trip at two in the morning. We headed south on the 25 till we hit Albuquerque for breakfast. It was clear and beautiful until about 5 when the fog rolled in. This was also when all the traffic rolled in bringing us to a crawl for like an hour. Being stuck in the fog reminded me how easy it is to zoom ahead when the roads are clear and there are no obstacles in the way. But as soon as the fog rolls in and the traffic back's up, it can slow us down. The good news was that the fog went away after a relatively short amount of time and we were zooming again right afterward.

Right around Albuquerque, we started west. Driving this way went well until we made a stop for food. We both decided that using the restroom was not necessary. About ten minutes on the road, both of us had to go. Unfortunately, this coincided with a break from civilization. We wound up needing to drive about 80 miles to the next stop. We barely made it. The stand-out lesson here was to take advantage of the opportunities presented to us. There is no telling when the next opportunity to go will be.

Lastly, I wanted to talk about the glorious amount of junk we ate on the trip. I mean, eating junk food on a road trip is what you do. Eat junk food in the car and stop for fast food when you need to get something more substantial. Predictably this led me to feel like complete crap the next day. A good reminder that what we put into ourselves we can expect out. You put garbage into your body, you can expect to get garbage out. Conversely, if you feed yourself/your business good stuff, you can expect to get the good stuff out of it. I did eat well once I got home. I felt a lot better. 

(yes it was snowing in Arizona)

Anyway, it was a good trip. I’m glad I got to spend that time with my Mom. Next time we'll fly. I learned my lessons already.

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