Recently, I met up with a highly successful athlete and super mom, The Cow Who Jumped over the Moon. She was coming in for a landing on the Yellow Brick Road and was kind enough to chat.
Cow, it’s a real privilege meeting you.
COW: Oh thank you.
So, you’ve definitely made your mark. I mean, every night, jumping from your barn all the way over the moon and back to your barn has inspired cows throughout the world. What does it take to keep this up every night?
COW: An overly ridiculous amount of drive.
I hear ya. But I have to admit, I’ve heard rumors that after a very long career, you have an age- related issue that might bring your moon jumping days to an end. What’s going on?
COW: Can I be frank?
COW: After giving birth and years of wear and tear, I find I need to pee all the time. Holding it in during my jump around the moon and back has become unbearable.
You’re not alone with that problem. But if you stop jumping over the moon, it will be the end of an era!
COW: I know! And I don’t want to stop! My work defines me.
I feel your pain. My work defines me, too. But in your case, do you think this might be an opportunity to reflect on where you’ve been in your life and where you’re going?
COW: OMG. That sounds so depressing.
I’m just saying, you seem to be pretty intense and focused. Maybe let the lighter side of yourself come out and see where it takes you?
COW: You mean, redirect my Type A personality toward something that makes me less crazy?
Something like that.
COW: Hmmm…Well…I suppose at this point in my life, when I jump over the moon, I don’t have to land directly in my barn right away. I mean, what’s my rush? My calf is a teen and doesn’t want me around all the time. If I have to pee, I can crash land someplace else on the way home.
You mean, like, randomly crash land in Italy?
Why not? I could find a Ladies Room there. Have a nice pasta dinner. And if I’ve had too much wine to jump back the rest of the way to my barn, I’ll take a train or a bus home.
Awesome idea! Every night you could crash land in a different city.
COW: I’ve always wanted to see Pittsburgh.
And any time you need to make an emergency landing, you can always stop at my house.
COW: Really? You would do that for me??
Of course! Your passion to see the world will inspire me to move my rear out the door. I think you should go for it!
COW: Easy for you to say.
I know. I won’t even get on a plane.
COW: But I think I will try the crash landing gig. I just hope all those landings don’t mess up my knees.
The world will be watching.
As the cow considers crash landing near restrooms around the world, please share your travel tips or recommended destinations.