I spend a lot of time on the road. A lot. Thankfully, I don't often have to travel alone anymore. I travel with a team which makes it a MUCH better experience!
However, there's something that happens when you work for a startup and spend lots of time in a car with the same group of people: bad jokes, stories, and laughter. (Notice "glamorous trips" is not included...startups are HARD work and we often rock my minivan across the Great Lakes State.)
One thing we often chat about is Exit 52: the park-n-ride where we most often meet to head out on the road. Exit 52 has been the gateway to many of our adventures (read: bad jokes and stories) and now serves as a bit of a soft spot when we all drive by it. In fact, we met there this morning for the first time in a few weeks and it felt oddly like coming home.
Each trip, we mentally take note of whatever shenanigans took place...not just for smiles and memories but also on the off chance that we pull them all together and someday write a book that would make you laugh until you cry based on our adventures.
Exit 52...Coming to a "someday" store near you.
And for this, I am thankful.