Yes, that’s me. I constantly battle my impulse to drive too fast. I’m supposed to enjoy the journey…but I just want to get there!
I think it started after my young husband unexpectedly died. I was twenty-three years old with two baby boys. I just wanted to escape my life.
The cure came when my youngest refused to get in the car with me. I was mortified to realize my driving frightened him. I made a deal with him. “You’re in charge of the speed. If you’re scared and want me to slow down, just say so and I will.” He did. And I did.
In the years since then I’ve used other tools to curb my need for speed. As soon as I owned a car with cruise control, with relief I turned control over to that amazing gizmo that would automatically maintain the speed. All I had to do was summon that moment of responsibility and set the cruise control to match the posted speed for that highway.
And then I discovered books-on-tape (and then books-on-cd!) I LOVE stories. I LOVE books. Now I could be occupied and entertained while maintaining a legal speed limit! Wonderful! And my local library had hundreds of books from which to choose! For free!
Next I found Audible.com…a limitless treasure trove of authors and titles from which to choose for only $14.99/month. I’m totally hooked.
Sometimes the books are favorite mysteries by authors like C.J. Box and his Joe Pickett series (a game warden in Montana that solves all kinds of interesting crimes.) And sometimes the books are inspirational like Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver (encouraging total dependence on the grace and generosity of God to direct my life) or Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo (inspiring creative thinking as applied to my business.)
- In 2017, thanks to the generosity of a local radio station’s recording booth and my neighbor Reena’s editing talent, my signature book, How to Stay Married & Love It! Solving the Puzzle of a SoulMate Marriage was added to Audible.com’s library!
If you’re ready to hear a great story and learn helpful relationship skills while you resist driving too fast, or endure grid lock with more grace, or be educated and entertained while cleaning the house or mowing the lawn, click this link to download one of the best relationship resources you’ll ever hear PLUS get one month’s free membership to Audible.com!
“How to Stay Married & Love It!” audio book
When you download this book you will have me personally sharing with you the priceless lessons that my late husband Jim and I learned while transforming our marriage from daily fights to consistently peaceful loving!
OK…I guess I must report that I still tend to drive with a lead foot, but I manage my predilection for speed by faithfully employing the cruise control…and listening to a fabulous assortment of books to make driving time entertaining and productive. Ready to join me?
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