Rhonda Cagle

Counting On Landmarks When Life Takes a Detour

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Learning to drive, my dad took great delight in asking me which way was north. He would laugh as I got a deer-in-the-headlights look and struggled to get oriented.

Fast-forward 30 years and not much has changed. I’m still terrible with directions. It’s especially challenging as I spend a good part of my job driving in new cities, navigating unfamiliar roads on an almost weekly basis. Although GPS is my new best friend, I still look for landmarks as I make my way from one airport, hotel or conference room to the next.

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(photo courtesy of DailyWorth.com)

Perhaps this experience is why I’m thinking so much about the landmarks in life. Maybe it’s why I’m writing about the importance of finding true north and why this seems a perfect metaphor for life’s circumstances and unexpected detours.

You can read more in my latest column for the Arizona Republic.  http://t.co/f47cOQh4an

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