Ever since I’ve started commuting this school year, I’ve had long bouts of just driving and thinking. 1/4 of the time just on purely random things that come to mind, 1/4 of the time fantasizing and pretending I’m driving some awesome cool car, 1/4 of the time on the upcoming day or past day (if I’m driving home), and 1/4 of the time on church/MSF/prayer. Those proportions are probably not very accurate but whatever. Here are my very random thoughts lately:
1. If I am driving with only one hand on the wheel, I prefer to use my left hand even though I’m right-hand dominant. I thought that was very weird and I finally realized today that it’s because I use my right hand to do a multitude of other things. That includes: eating cheeseburgers, opening bottle caps, answering phone calls (when necessary), changing radio stations/Ipod music, dig in backpack for chapstick, etc. I was trying to eat my cheeseburger with left hand and steer with right hand today but I did a VERY poor job of it. Odd huh? I think it is.
2. In my car, since it’s older, I can only move the seat forward and backward in those set notches (get what I mean?). For my height, I can’t find the perfect notch! There’s these two I keep switching back and forth with. One, I press on gas and brake just fine but when I press on brake, I feel my foot is dorsiflexing too much (toe towards knee, not towards floor) and it’s uncomfy. Put it one notch back and brakes are fine but I’m sort of pointing my toes a little too much to press gas further at times. I can’t stay comfy with either one :(.
3. I don’t hate commuting as much as I thought I would. I sort of enjoy coming home everyday to family and Lexi. Maybe it’s because my parents have learned to give me freedom though I still live at home. I don’t know, but I actually like it. I am used a lot more though by family now -_-. I don’t have to cook anymore yay! I haven’t gained any weight though since living at home. Thought I would blow up since my mom’s cooking is quite awesome. I also have enjoyed not paying rent. Only downer is I filled my gas up end of Sunday, and today I’m already at the halfway mark. I’ve only gone to school twice so far!
4. God is good. Not only has He kept me safe on the road but He knew staying at home this year would be good for me. I get to go to BSF and learn much more about the Bible than I have the past 21 years of my life. I get to be an example to my sister, hopefully a good one most of the time. By the way, I’m the main one in the family teaching her how to drive (I know what ya’ll are thinking :D). Plus I get good family time until I go to grad school (if and when I do) because I’ll have to move out for sure.
Okay, done rambling. I told you- I have way too much time on those drives to think about anything, everything, and sometimes nothing.