The invention of in-flight wifi has got to be the single most life-changing aspect of my current travelings. I love having the entire World Wide Web at my fingertips on long flights, and the ability to work a little on the plane feels like the ultimate multitasking activity, like you think this is amazing, hundreds of people up in the clouds flying in a piece of metal across the country? Watch me google at the same time.
We are currently somewhere over the middle of the USA. No idea where. Which is kind of freeing in some ways, knowing I have absolutely no clue at all where I am, because that hardly ever happens in my day to day life. It's great right now because I know that someone does know where we are, and not only what state we are currently over but also the altitude, how fast we're going, the wind speed, and a myriad of other things I can't even begin to fathom. I'm glad I'm not the one in control here. It feels nice to not be calling the shots here. Relaxing, even.
I wonder if I could learn to act more like a passenger in my day to day life, and less like a wannabe pilot, how differently my days might look. On land, I enjoy being a boss. I run my own business, and I think sometimes that gives me a false sense of control. In life, just as in this airplane, the amount of control I have over things is about the same as I have from this seat. Almost none, in the grand scheme of things. There are some things I have control over here: what I order to drink, which book I'll read and how many photos I'll take out that window. But there is so much more out of my control, the big things, that I couldn't even alter even if I wanted to. And I'm glad that I don't get to. I want to learn how to control what I can control, and let go of the things I can't. I think it's a fine line.