Headed to Timbuktu

Sometimes you just have to laugh! I had finished typing up a email to a friend and had mentioned in it about my lack of sense of direction! I closed the email by saying I had to write my post for today, but had no clue what to write about. Went to the WordPress site and saw the topic suggested today for the Everyday Inspirations class that they have running. It was about MAPS! It said about picking a map and describing where you want to go or have been. Talk about timing, so here you go. Enjoy!

Have I ever been to Timbuktu? No πŸ™‚ Has it been told to me many times that I could probably end up in Timbuktu if I try finding a place on my own? Oh yes! And before you think that these people are jumping to conclusions let me explain.

When the skill for having a sense of direction was handed out, I apparently was already lost, instead of being in line. I can get lost in parking lots, malls, and the list goes on. Many times I thought for sure someone must have stolen my car, for it was not in the place where I was sure it should be! Only to spy it later, about 4 rows away from where I was πŸ™‚

It is well known in my family that if we are at a Amusement Park or Concert Hall, etc. that someone really should be with me or who knows when I will come back. With that being said, I have managed to find my way around by myself at those places at times. So I may take the long way around, but hey I make it to the destination! My family greets me with knowing smiles at what took so long. Oh yeah I forgot to mention hospitals, but hey those hallways can be confusing!

When my friends give me directions, its very much spelled out. Left at this light, Right at that one. No North, South, East or West directions please! I do know my left and right thank you, but yeah I still manage to get lost at times even with the best directions.

But you know I am beginning to think that instead of lacking a skill, I actually have a skill πŸ™‚ I mean seriously it does take skill to get lost in your own home town right? πŸ™‚ Skill to get lost in the mall’s large restroom? To clarify thoΒ  I was not lost, tho my daughter would say differently. I only turned the wrong way to get out the door. There is a difference there πŸ™‚

So could I possibly end up in Timbuktu, wellll…..if you all stop seeing posts from me someday that very well may be what happened πŸ™‚ Feel free to comment below if you share this skill along with me. We have to stick together πŸ™‚ Or if you have advice, tho trust me I don’t think there is any help to be had. Please don’t give me a map. Yeah the blue is water and the lines are roads and I can read the names of the roads on the map, but using it to tell me how to get places. Nope! And that invention called GPS. The lady gets irritated with me πŸ™‚ but hey its not my fault I turned into a field instead of the road. She said to turn, I turn!

Thankful for a husband with a awesome sense of direction so that my girls can see places besides our backyard!


8 thoughts on “Headed to Timbuktu

  1. Welcome to the “adventurers club”! I too have exited a place into an unfamiliar area. I too have got lost in a hospital (and I was wheeling a patient at the time). I too reported my car stolen… but it wasn’t. I think it moved on its own! I really dislike driving in big cities because I always end up in a one-way system where I have no clue where I am going. I have got on the wrong train and ended up at a surprise destination…. and I could go on! Our club members lead for more exciting lives than them others! πŸ™‚

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  2. Love it!! Yes, the others not like us do not know what they are missing out on! We take the side roads πŸ™‚ I stay away from big cities as much as possible and when I see construction and detour signs I say to myself , ” OH NO!” and really want to just drive through the cones for they don’t understand I only know 1 way to get to my destination! πŸ™‚

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  3. There is a group of us – you are not alone. We are ‘directionally challenged.’ That doesn’t mean we won’t get there, it just means, in my case, that I always have to have a dependable GPS system with me. There’s nothing like hitting that ‘go home’ link and knowing you’ll make it. πŸ™‚


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