Life’s an adventure!
Since getting rid of my car last week to embark on an experiment in carlessness, life’s an adventure! No more mundane trips to the post office or grocery store. Now, I take bus adventures and fun rides with friends. As the painful blisters on my feet from Day 2 have almost completely heeled, I ventured into a pair of sneakers (complete with socks) and headed downtown on the bus this afternoon.
From the bus station, I walked to the post office to get stamps, mail a bunch of stuff and check my post office box. Then I walked to Pastry Art for a meeting with my good friend Rick Hughes. Women With Moxie is a sponsor for an event he is helping to organize called CommUnity Food Packing Day. After a delightful conversation with Rick, I headed over to the office of Betsy Nelson for a mindfulness workshop. Great stuff!
When I left Betsy’s office, it was dark. My first outing in the dark. I walked back to the bus station and realized the bus had switched to the night schedule, which is hourly instead of half hourly. I had 45 minutes to kill, so I walked into Whole Foods to see if there was anything I wanted to eat. There wasn’t. I walked back out and sat waiting for my bus while reading some magazines and catalogs I had gotten in the mail. It was a bit chilly, but I had come prepared with a cozy scarf. A police officer (or some sort of security guard) was on hand at the station, which made me feel safer.
I got back to my bus stop in the dark and carefully crossed all five lanes of Lockwood Ridge Road. It was a little intimidating walking through my neighborhood at night, and I made a mental note to buy a high-powered LED flashlight.
I arrived home safely, and, thanks to proper planning, with happy feet.