Reality Check

Carolyn Magner

Don't let the turkeys get you down!

| November 28, 2011

Dear Carolyn,

Well, I survived my first Thanksgiving on the road. It was not as terrible as I thought it would be. I had a lot of calls/texts/emails from friends and family. They even put my son on face-to-face and I read him a goodnight story. All was not lost!

The waitress at the truckstop was really kind and I left a nice tip. I’m sure she didn’t want to be there anymore than I did. One comment. All the other guys sitting around seemed very depressed and angry. This is my first year driving but I don’t want to turn into those guys. I get it that it’s tough to be out there but it’s also what you make of it. Right?


Dear Casey,

Absolutely right on! The holidays have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in us. I believe you are as happy as you decide to be. You cheered up the waitress and maybe some others who saw your positive attitude.

Carry on!

I’m just say’n,


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