Facts from the Road

Anne sitting on the roof of her car at sunset

Sixteen-year-old me was terrified to learn to drive. I only got my permit to have an ID when I left for college. I was twenty when I got my license. And then I fell in love. Windows down, music up, and nothing but the open road.

Ten-year-old me hated being alone. I’d call everyone I knew on a Saturday afternoon to find someone to hang out with.

25-year-old me drove 6000 miles, solo. How the tables have turned. Here’s what I learned after 23 days and 18 states:

  • Trader Joe’s instant coffee is pretty damn good

And I can’t wait to be on the road again.

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Anne Vaeth

A communications professional trying to turn the jumble of thoughts in my brain into actual words.