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f HIDALG O COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 2012 7 v Just A Thought A Picture From The Past By EDMUND SAUCEDO/Lordsburg vv Leaving a comfl)rt zone for something new PhotocourtesyAURORAVSAUCEDO( PHOTO COLLECTION , By RICK KRAFT is a car in front of you. You just of us came to a stop amazingly . "Keep left" is what they kept follow the taillights. The prob- with no contact, only hearts, " telling me. It was pushing me out lem is, at that time of the evening pumping at rocket speeds. of my comfort zone, way out. _ there is not always a car in front I was face to face with a very More on this later, of you. unhappy local and our front Same old, same old. Get up Because the roads aren't well bumpers were within twelve the same time each day. Have the marked or lit, we were looking for inches of one another. same cup of coffee. Eat the same the condo with my wife using . I received a well deserved breakfast. Go to work the same GPS on her phone. Unfortunately, curse word from the driver of way. Get there at the the GPS s'ystem was not the car in front of me, but we, same time... You get the correct and we found our- were now three cars stopped on idea. Life can be a selves turning off the a small two lane highway sit- habit and predictable, shoulderless two lane ting next to a blind curve. The I like it this way. I am a highway onto small side car to my left proceeded on and creature of habit, roads. Three times we left I backed up, turned left into my We get into a rou- the fast paced flow of the lane and headed on. After some tine. It works. Wekeep highway making wrong' more choice words from the it. It continues to work. turns while seeking the drivek whose lane I had stopped Life happens. It con- road to our condo. The in, he headed on also. tinues to work. Now, I "result was that I had to In times like this your am not blasting habits turn around in a car I was adrenaline is running strong, and and predictability in RickKraft unfamiliar with on a one your "stress meter" is hitting its general. I think they lane side road on the side highest mark. Midnight was are a necessary part of life. From of a hill. After having done this fast approaching. I was in a both we gain stability and it low- the third time. flustered and flus- strange car on a strange island ers our "'stress meter." But if life trated. I got back on the short vis- on a strange road. lost, and ex- continues to remain too predict- ibility highway and with no car pected to drive on the wrong able. it may be time to try some- to follow. I forgot the "keep left" side of the highway. Talk about thing new. motto. What have you done this I turned left out of the side being outside one's comfort past week to step outside your road onto the fight side of the road zone. comfort zone? What about this (as I was taught in driver's train- Well, we finally found our condo and appropriately the past month? When is the last time ing at age 15). All was fine for 20 you have done something for the seconds or so, as I didn't encoun- welcome sign said at the en- first time? ter anyone on the roadway now trance read "You survived the Two weeks ago I had to re- at 11 pm. Besides not realizing I road." We had a great week on learn everything about driving a was on the wrong side of the road, a beautiful island. car on the fight side of the road. I also wasn't factoring in the fact Are comfort zones impor- And I came within a foot of expe- that the locals know the road like tant? You betchaI They are the riencing a terrible head on colli- the back of their hand and they stability of life. Is it important sion. I was expected to change quickly navigate the turns and for us to leave our comfort almost 40 years of driving habits hills, even in the middle of the zone? You betcha! It is impor- in just minutes. It pushed me night, tant part of life. outside my comfort zone. A car suddenly appeared in My challenge to you today My wife Tanya and I planned front of me in the lane I was in is to assess whether or not you a trip to St. Thomas in the Virgin after turning a blind corner and leaving your comfort' zone Islands almost a year ago. After a was very quickly headed fight at enough. Life is stable when it full day of traveling to get to the me. With a fraction of a second is predictable, yet you grow island, when we arrived it was to respond I realized that I had no through change. If your life is dark and almost 10 in the option available but to brake and following the same old same evening. As I checked out our stay in his lane. There was no old, try something different. I rental car. I was told by the lady shoulder on the right, only a hill. don't know how that looks in working the counter that they Swerving to the left would send your world, but choose an ac- drive on the left side of the road us down the hillside, tion that pushes you outside your in the Virgin Islands. I have vis- With the car coming at me comfort zone. ited distant lands such as Japan right on top of me. there was not It will be good for you. It and England where they drive on enough time to get back into my will add color to your world. the left, but I have never driven a lane Further, headlights were It will cause growth in your life. vehicle in those settings, coming at me from behind to my Even though your entire life Suddenly my wife and I left tin the correct lane). All of you have been taught to stay to found ourselves on an unfamil- this happened in the flash, of a the right, from time to time try Left to right: Ida Saucedo, Irene Sau cedo, iar island three time zones to the second, something new. Push yourself ' east of our home. trying to find The driver of the car whose outside your boundaries. Keep and Maria de Jesus Lopez , our way from the airport to a con- lane I was in stepped on his brakes, left! Photo taken in front of the home of the late Heriberto A. and Aurora V. Saucedo on Eighth Stree n . dominium in the dark on narrow and started to swerve to my left Just a thought... Lordsburg, May 1945, on the occasion of Ida's First Communion at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Ida  d ; two l///d'Fbds, with d0'ubl'/yel- then realized there was a car cam- Riek,'KrUft:.,,a motivational.,,,Irene are the daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. Saucedo, f0tlriders.of he Satrefdo"grocery.lind lily tt; low lines irl the middle .that go ing from that direction and speaker, a'published author. 'and i - LordsbUrg. Maria de Jesus was the daughter of the late Gtadalupe arid R0salio Lopez. Id,i;Irle ' id i;, up mad Jown and windright and turned'ack right at me His an attorney.' To submit comments, Mafia"de Jestls were educated in the Lordsburg"schools arid graduated fr,)m'EoidglSug High Sett0l: th''%. left around blind comers and hid- brakes screeched as he came di- contributions, or ideas, e-mail to is married to David Estrada and Irene to Oscar Gufierrez; Maria de Jesus was married to John  den driveways, rectl.y at me. The car behind us rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or . Driving on the left side of the hit his brakes and screeched as it write to P.O. Box 850. 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