I love to travel.
Growing up in a small town somewhere on the western edge of Ohio, my mother struggled to pay the bills and put food on the table, but whenever she could we would take a road trip. Maybe it was just to some far off cavern, park, lake or even a drive-in movie. The enjoyment of being of getting out and going to destinations unknown was always exciting.
Reaching adulthood, I knew I wanted to see more of the world so I enlisted into the U.S. Navy and did just that. Service to my country was rewarding on many fronts, yet the unforgettable journeys and friendships are forever in my heart. After leaving the service, I longed to continue my relationship with travel - seeing new things and adding new experiences. When accepting a position with a company, I was encouraged by travel possibilities.
What I have come to not like about travel is the 'traveling' part, packing the right suitcase, rushing to the airport, lines, security checkpoints, and of course the relentless hours in a small cramped seat. Like many of us, I started watching streamed or recorded movies and TV from my phone as a distraction, an escape from the monotonous "traveling".
Recently I've notice my fingers going numb from hold my phone while resting my elbow on the armrest for 4 hours. I've also dropped my phone on the floor and pulled a muscle trying to get it back while buckled in. I've spilled stuff on my phone, dropped it on my food and even lost it in the magazine bin. I've juggled it around until it slipped where some weird jerking reflect would end up knocking my tray all over me.
What I want, what I really want... is to not experience 'traveling' at all.