I had a car accident. Yeah, it sucked. It was a little banged up, but other than some cuts, bruises, and a few powder burns from the airbags, I’m alright.
It was a pretty stressful 24 hours. In fact, I can’t remember being that stressed in a long time.
Needless to say, it spooked me pretty good. I haven’t liked driving for several years now, but in today’s world, it’s almost expected that most people have a vehicle.
No more car for me and I feel fine.
I have decided that, at least for the time being, I will be without a car. Not only because I have never liked driving, but also because, once I looked over it all, not having a car saves me a lot of money. No longer do I have to pay for things like gas, insurance, oil changes, inspections, registration, tires, etc. I never realize just how much money a car eats up until I was without one.
I imagine I will eventually get a car, but not for some time. Right now I just want to be and not have to worry about such a thing. My life stresses me enough and interestingly enough, not having a car is like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
Walking, especially as I’ve aged, has not been easy. My joints and nerve endings are pretty trashed from years of sports and other incidents. Still, I think this is best for me. My peace of mind is huge and every time I have gotten behind the wheel, I have always been anxious. Maybe this will help me manage that better.
After all, a brisk walk can do most people good. It’s gonna hurt quite a bit, but not nearly as much as another car accident.