Just Breathe Stubborn One


Sometimes in life, you need to wear many hats (Mom, Daughter, Wife, Customer Care Coordinator, etc…) It is always nice when you can focus on one at a time. But, life is not always nice. Sometimes it is quite messy. I don’t like the mess. I plow through like a Bat Out of Hell (tribute to Meat Loaf). Really, what I need to do is pause, breathe, relax, and just be.

Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life

Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day
When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel you say just

Breathe, just breathe

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House Divided? Or United?

I serve on the American Bus Association Board of Directors. John serves on the United Motorcoach Association Board of Directors. 2 different associations – one industry. We were both recently re-elected to our positions. While each association serves the industry differently, we are united in our passion for what we do.

ABA Membership Elects 2022-23 Board of Directors

UMA’s Newly Elected Board

Calling on Congress

John and I were recently interviewed by Ch. 5 – We Are Iowa. We continue to fight to have our voices heard and speak for our industry. 50% of the companies have not survived. We are grateful for our stubbornness and YOU, our clients, that keep our wheels rolling.

Ames Bus Company Calling on Congress

Making the Best of It

Did you see this recent headline?

Drivers stranded overnight as snowstorm and crashes shut down Virginia interstate

It gave me flashbacks to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mass we were blessed to be a part of. Do we want to do it again? No. Some blessings are best left to one-time only events. That is why I appreciated the extra blessing we received before the same trip this year.


In the News

Motorcoach travel is not just for tours, athletes, and musicians. John Madden used motorcoach travel. He will be missed in football and the motorcoach industry.

Remembering John Madden’s love of motorcoach travel

How John Madden turned his fear of flying into the Hall of Fame-worthy ‘Madden Cruiser’ bus

This last outlook was updated on January 25th. While it still changes, this is hot off the presses.

New Data Reveals Current Traveler Outlook on Omicron, COVID-19 Pandemic

I know you feel it, too. This is the site I use to track the costs of diesel.

Movies. Yes! Buses are also used in movies. Below is one analysis of one bus fight scene.

Bus Driver’s Analysis of Shang-Chi’s Epic Bus Scene

Just because we should all be doubly blessed as we navigate life and all of its choices. You can find Paradise by the Dashboard Lights!

While I am over here reminding myself to breathe as your quote requests come, I thank you for your patience. I am stubborn enough that I will prosper! (Note the timing of this newsletter – in under the wire for January. LOL)

Just Breathe, everyone

Kim Grzywacz

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