ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

All The White Dashes Come and Go

Updated on October 29, 2014
Bridie H profile image

I believe in the greater good of humanity. That we all struggle sometimes, but our way out... is what lies within.

“For the first time in my life the weather was not something that touched me, that caressed me, froze or sweated me, but became me. ” -Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Have you ever been on the most beautiful highway, surrounded by mother natures amazing gift to us, going 80 to 90 miles an hour, and decided that you'd like to stick your arm out of the window just to feel it. To feel it's pulse, the wind against your arm giving you goose bumps because it's so cold, but yet... everything about that moment just seems to wake up all of your senses and make you feel re-born again?

There is beauty in the white dashes among the roads. They come and go so quickly. In each hour that you spend in that car, a new thought is formed of why you are in that car in the first place. A past experience runs rapid in your head, and you press your foot harder down to the peddle, because you are ready... for what lies ahead of you.

No matter what is driving you (be it a new career, a family issue, or even a vacation to get away for a little while), road trips can be the most reflective moments in our lives. When all you have is music, all of your heroes singing out the words to your heart, inspiring you through, that touch your soul, that make you feel it too.... there is no other choice, but to reflect.

Tunnel in Los Angeles California


“I was surprised, as always, be how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” -Jack Kerouac, On the Road

In one year, I traveled across the United States... three times. But not just for a vacation, each place I traveled to... was somewhere that I was going.. to stay. Everything you own, in the back of your car. Homeless for days, but yet it never seemed to phase me. It was all just a part of being mentally and physically ready... to take that next step.

There is something incredible about the outlooks of life in comparison to the TV show "Cheers" ... "A place where everyone knows your name." However, there is an even greater energy, almost an unexplainable one at that, in going somewhere were people only know what you have decided to tell them. It leaves everything so very brand new. No limitations to all of the possibilities that are soon to come. An excitement in all of the thoughts of moving forward with a dream, with a new life, a possible promotion with a career, and a journey that is marked by you and you alone.

Even now, after a year of staying in one place (a place I had always dreamed of being), I search for something new. For that next moment to pack up everything into a U haul, and set out to see the world. It's an itch inside that hasn't quite seemed to go away. For all I know, it just may never. But it's in the journey that I seek that freedom, and in the roads that somehow always seem to bare my soul that I am drawn in.

Life's next big step, isn't too far for anyone. It rests outside your door, on your driveway or among the other cars that hide in your parking lot, and calls out your name, to take you for a ride. The beauty, is that even if it's not a road trip that will keep you in the place that you end up... there is still something about a road trip and getting in the car and driving, that can help to balance your soul, your life, and give your questions the answers if you just take a little moment out of your day, and take a cruise.

On The Road


Somewhere Along the Way


© 2014 Bridget Houcek


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)