Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Big Girl Pants

My Libra genes are in full effect right now.
I am teetering left and right.
I have no one to ask, seek approval of or help me decide.
I am shopping for a "different" car. I refuse to use the word new as it will most likely have 100k miles and dents.
I have listened to every opinion or tale of some car they know is for sale. I am on a budget and beggars shouldn't be choosers but wouldn't it be nice to get a cool car I kind of like?
Am I acting like a 50 year old man looking at a red corvette?
I want to go back to a Volkswagen because that is what I know and trust. A roller skate of sorts would be fine.
I then begin to worry about the Winter weather and I see my flashers on and a snow bank bigger than my skate so I go back to something 4 wheel drive without the enormous hunger for gas most SUV's have.
This appears to be my middle of the road option. Cool right? Functional right?
Still available when I get all the money together? We'll see about that.
The big issue here is this:
The car is a metaphor for my future.
I can chose any road I want. I DON'T have to ask anyone, seek anyones opinion or get permission. Let's look at this in a different sort of light. If I buy this car and it isn't the right one, is anything horrific going to happen? Nope. Learn from that and move on.
I have this lingering feeling that I am not going to make the right decision but in reality is there a wrong decision? I can always either drive thru the woods to cut back to the road or I might find myself on a road I never knew existed.
Isn't that so frigging exciting?!?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the Jeep!! Horrible on gas, and I mean HORRIBLE!! But, yes it is cool!!!

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09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08