My first few years as a truck driver were non-stop. I would take every long haul I could get, and work until the bosses made me take a little time off to rest, but driving was my life, and I think it still is, however back then I drove like a bat out of hell, like I was trying to outrun something. As an older man, now I have learned to relax, slow down, and care about the journey. The endpoints are always the same, however the drive there is always different, you dig? I can drive through any kind of weather, any kind of terrain, however if the a/c in my truck ever breaks down, that is the end of the road for me. I can handle any obstacle the road throws in front of me, however once the air conditioning isn’t cooling down the cab of my truck I will drive straight to a mechanic and nowhere else. Without that A/C I don’t drive a mile, I just wait for it to get back up to snuff and then return to the road. The funny thing is that I am not even sure why this is, there is just something about the cold air blasting through the air vents that keeps me awake and focused on the road. Without the A/C my mind saunters and I get sleepy, which is the worst condition in which to drive a truck. Some boys like coffee, some boys eat pep pills, however me all I do is crack down the air and I am fine to drive for a while.