Parallel Park-Day 1,425 – Finding Joy in the Journey

Day 1,425 – Finding Joy in the Journey – Tuesday – 9/28/2021

I learned to parallel park

I learned to parallel park at 15 in Driver’s Education class. It seemed like a difficult feat because so many say how hard it is. Living in Texas, you don’t have to parallel park very often. On the other hand, when I would visit Steve in England, he would always have to parallel park as it’s very different over there.

Today, I was very happy with my parallel parking skills. I know how to do it. I’ve done it and I’ve seen Steve doing it lots of time. Though for a long time I thought I was bad at it. Today was different. Today, I believed I could do it and voila – I got it on my first try.

It reminded me there is something really important about belief. It’s the first step in mastering things – the belief you can do it!

What is one thing you are working on mastering right now?

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About “Finding Joy”

And I’m off…. the 16-day adventure begins. The timing of this trip is interesting so I’m naming it “Finding Joy in the Journey.” I’ll be doing one dedicated post each day (at the end of the day or next morning). Since I typically post more than once a day, you’ll find it as a black and white photo. I’ll share the joy of the journey (on the trip or through this season), where I’m finding it and what I’m learning. I hope to inspire myself along the way. And if I can inspire others too, that would be a gift. So let the journey begin…

It was November 2017 and I was ready to head off on a sixteen-day trip.  Nine days before leaving, my mom unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack. It shook me to my core.  I had always been told the 40’s are the best years of your life.  And in a matter of three years, since turning the age of 40, I had gone through a divorce and lost both parents. 

I contemplated canceling the trip though I knew my mom would not be happy with that decision. She would want me to continue living my life.  My parents did not raise me to sit back and watch life; instead to fully participate in every moment. So I promised my parents to find joy in the journey everyday on my sixteen-day trip and share my experience with others. 

Little did I know what “Finding the Joy in the Journey” would turn into when I acted on the prompting to share my experience on a daily basis.  It helped me see life differently and my wish is that it will inspire others find joy in their journey.


From the lessons I have learned on my journey, I help business people to build better relationships in both their personal and professional lives.  Through my Finding Joy in the Journey blog, I share my experiences with others and inspire people to find and live their great life.  I love meeting new people, experiencing life to the fullest and traveling the world.  I am a speaker, author and entrepreneur.

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