airplane3In the Emergency Room last night (don’t ask!), I heard something interesting: Did you know that a flight from the West Coast to the East Coast exposes you to just as much radiation as that infinitesimal second of radiation during an X-ray?

 The radiology technician, who seemed quite well-versed on this subject, says that the radiation from the sun blasts through the metal plane and exposes all onboard to a bit of radiation during the flight.

I can just hear the flight attendant now:  “Coffee?  Peanuts?  Sunscreen?”  It sure adds a whole new twist to the “screening” process, doesn’t it?

Speaking of traveling, I got nothin’, which explains why I am blabbering on about nothing.  Sadly, I haven’t traveled with my daughters since the San Francisco trip because I am busy trying to launch a new business. Priorities and real life have been getting in the way of any potential travel plans.

My Personal Journey

But what I can talk about is my personal journey, and how change can be a very good thing.  As you may already know, I moved from Southern California to Northern California with my two daughters last August. I was more than a little worried about the ramifications of removing them from the place they called home all their lives and relocating them to a place where they had to start all over again to make new friends.

Well, more than eight months later, I am very happy to report that my daughters have adjusted quite well, thank you. They’re happy, they have new friends, they are both playing sports they love and best of all, they are getting not just A’s in school, but STRAIGHT A+’s!  Both of them – no kidding!

Whatever did I do to deserve such good fortune?

 My oldest daughter, who is 16, is laser-focused on college and is due to take the SAT test in about three weeks.  My tween is studying hard and started playing the saxophone.  A hankering that came out of nowhere. The only things I play are the Lottery and the radio.

The moral of the story — if you can stomach it – is:  Trust your instincts. If you know you need to make a change in your life, do it. Don’t let fear hold you back because you’ll never know the joy that’s waiting for you on the other side of that mountain that your gut is telling you to climb.