I have a reputation for getting lost easily. I joke with my friends that I still use my GPS to find my way in the town I’ve called home for the past 20 years, but I’m not really kidding! I can picture my destination clearly in my mind’s eye. I KNOW where it is! It’s just that the surrounding streets and the route are always very fuzzy.
I also have trouble making good decisions when I know I am lost. I always think I know how to get the route untangled, but I almost always go the opposite direction that I should and stubbornly continue well after I should have turned around. It just FEELS right, so it must BE right! I have been known to ignore the slightly irritated GPS voice who is clearly telling me to “recalculate”, because I’m quite sure that I know better. I follow my imaginary route much longer than it should take to realize that I’m wrong and lost once again.
Today I turned just a little bit too early for the movie theater and ended up in line at a bank ATM. That is a perfect example of the very complicated manner in which I so often lose my way. For a moment I was afraid there was no way out, but fortunately it all turned out fine in the end. I didn’t even need to get out the GPS! I don’t think it would have worked in the bank parking lot anyway…
It’s always a good thing when I make it back to my own driveway. Some days it is more of a miracle than it really ought to be.