You reduce your driving speed to about 50-55 miles an hour. Another sign appears and your groan becomes an expression of, "Oh man!" as you realize the construction zone is 3 miles long. Your awesome road trip, to...wherever you're going will now take even longer. Things were going so well too. Dang it!
As you drive slowly through the 3 mile construction zone pretty, bright orange construction zone cones and signs decorate the otherwise simple grey of the road. Those 3 miles seem to go on forever, and then suddenly in the distance another bright orange sign. It reads, "End Road Work". Freedom!!! You hit the gas and get going at 75 miles an hour again.
I have hit a construction zone in my life and I pray it doesn't last long. I also pray that I am not the only one that has construction zones in their life. I see these construction zones as times in my life when I have to make a decision or come to understand something and I just haven't yet. It's right on my fingertips but I can't quite tell what it is.
If you ever hit a construction zone in your life, don't panic,...yet. Take a deep breath and drive right into it. It will seem endless, but I promise there is an end in sight. I just...haven't found it yet. When I do, I will be sure to let you know where it is. But understand that our ends will be different. They are very different for each individual person.
That is a small frustration attached to construction zones. But hey that's life right?
"I've always heard every ending is also a beginning. I'd like to believe that's true"
~Emily Prentiss, Criminal Minds~