Let me give you an update on how my Low-Car Life is going so far. Have I learned any lessons...?
Lesson 1: Be on time I'm used to buses not being on time nine times out of ten. The first morning I took bus to work, I left home about two minutes before the bus was supposed to arrive. I live a block away from the bus stop. As I walked down the street, I saw my bus driving past. What?? I thought the buses here were never on time!! I guess it really depends. If there isn't traffic, the buses can be on time. Simple. Done.
Lesson 2: Be at the right bus stop Luckily, I knew that another bus was supposed to arrive right after that one I just missed. Phew! A minute later, another bus drove right past my bus stop. WHY??? My mind wend blank for a minute and realized that the express buses don't stop at that particular bus stop. If you're catching an express bus, make sure you're at the right stop that says "express".
|this is a "non-express" stop|
Lesson 4: Go to bed early I'm not going to lie to you. Taking a bus to work takes about twice as long. That means I need to get up early. I like to take my sweet time to get ready in the morning anyway (1.5 hours plus) because I hate being rushed in the morning. I believe it really sets the tone for the day. So I get up early. Like between 4:30 and 5 am if I need to be at work by 8 am. I can totally sense how tired I've gotten this week. I was doing yoga before I went to bed the other night and fell asleep during Savasana. hmmm. I need to start going to bed early so I have energy to continue my Low-Car Life healthy and happy!!
|to my surprise, a lot of people start their day so early in the morning.|
Although it has been kind of a stressful week (not entirely due to long commute), I haven't missed driving my car yet. It is actually really nice not to have to worry about driving. I enjoy looking out the window and see what's going on out there. Sometimes I close my eyes and take a little nap. I watch interesting people on the bus and listen to people's conversations. And if something interesting happens, more for me to write on this blog, right?