Two weeks ago I was driving back to Cambridge from my 50th high school reunion.
Can you imagine 50 years? Anyhow going to New Jersey I left late and go stuck in all kinds of traffic jams. On the return, south of Hartford…
There was a sign indicating an accident in the city on I-91 North. When I got close to the city the backup was already miles long. I was not going to sit in another traffic jam! So I did not know where I was but I got off!
I just went. I knew needed to go North and East to find I-84. As I was poking my way through an industrial area, I noticed a red van was following me. I confirmed they were following me back to the highway because they had gone through several u-turns with me! Within 10 minutes, I was in downtown Hartford on a Sunday morning. There was no traffic and I found I-84. The red van and I tooted horns as we took off homeward. So many others were still back on I-91. I felt smart and empowered because I could think and willing to explore. Do something different next time you are in a jam!