More than a year ago I realized I was talking shit, about how public transportation was wonderful. About this or that. How I didn't need a car. I realized I still got in my car a lot. I told myself I wasn't going to drive my car for awhile and see what that was like. I am now around a year, I had planned to do it for three months.
Let me start by saying I have an expensive German, four door sedan in my driveway. It is fun to drive. I love to drive it. I have not done so in over a year.
There is this phrase I often use. Mental gymnastics. I don't know where I heard the phrase or concept, but I often bend my mind, test it, just to see the result.
I've also heard about the 30 day principal. Do something everyday for 30 days, well it becomes habit.
It was hard at first. I was cooking dinner and forgot something. I could get to the store and back in my car in seconds. Well longer on my bike. If I wanted to go someplace else, well I had to look at the bus schedule.
My family knows I am a little "off" and/or "strange" and that didn't change when I showed up for family events at their house on a bus.
Now I could write like 20 Diaries bitching about how the system could be improved. But alas, I don't feel like bitching. At least by me, in a rural area the public trans system is kind of nice.
Heck the biggest problem I have, and I have a few cats, is figuring out how to get a 25 pound bag of litter home on my mountain bike :).
I say all this cause I just had my car towed. Seems if you don't drive it for a year, well that isn't good for it. Getting worked on.