• Sheila Penelope Thorne

Navigation and Lost Signals: Are We There Yet?

It is midnight and after a tense 15 minutes of driving a painfully slow 20 miles per hour on a long dark winding road, three heart pounding encounters with startled deer and a 3 point turn that turn into a8 points of panic, I’m, literally, on the road again.  I was driving in the pitch black night on a strange road with no street lights or moonlight anxiously awaiting Siri* to tell me  to turn when the road I was on dead ended. Only then did I look at my phone to see I had lost the signal and had no connectivity for my phone navigation,

After reversing my drive, when I could finally get a signal, I quickly sent myself the directions and did a screen capture of the map. Once in familiar place and able to relax, I thought about life, career and what guides us. There are three states. The two obvious ones, we’re where we want to be or we’re on the path to where we want to be. The third, the more elusive is, what if you think you’re on the path, but aren’t? How do you know if you’ve lost your signal? How do you know if you are on a road less taken, or just out standing in a field?

Thought for the week: In life, if you’re not where you want to be, how do you know if you’re lost or just not there yet? Discuss.

*Siri is my iPhone and we have a tenuous relationship. She once told me “you have reached the furthest navigable point by car.  You will need to park and walk.” One might ask, why I still continue to depend on her.

#iPhones #lostsignals #personalnavigation

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