Drive Through Dilemma ~

I have noticed lately that I am becoming a drive through human being. It’s the last thing I need in my life, trust me. I barely get out of the house as it is being obsessed with writing. I used to stand outside my kids school at drop off and pick up but as you know if you’re a parent, that soon becomes unwanted by their growing independence and our growing un-coolness. I now sit in a line up waiting for them to come out. It’s becoming a pattern I am not really a fan of.

My drive through list is growing, it’s convenient to get coffee and do banking but I wonder whats next? Do we really not have time to get out of our vehicles or house to get what we need? Has time become that valuable that we are willing to give up human interaction to add a few extra moments to our day? Not to mention pounds on our booty! I do get out when I meet up with girlfriends, run or make time for someone special but that’s about it! We rent movies from the comfort of our own home, grab a burger on the fly, get cash, meet a cop, accept deliveries from the ‘Ups’ man, all without leaving our vehicle or home. Is getting out becoming a bother? I fear becoming more of a hermit than I already am, is it just me or does anyone else feel this way?

Even flirting 🙂 has become drive through. I was in the school line up when this big handsome dude started to talk to me from his car window. We drive past one another throughout our day and we found ourselves in grid-lock facing each other. The conversation was funny, it was like a drive through get to know each other! It made me laugh afterwards when I thought of him asking me if I were married from the comfort of his own vehicle! It was a great flirt but in person standing next to each other would have been so much better.

Whats happened to the days where human being gathered to socialize? Our circle is directly related to our kids sports or rushing from one location to the next! No one lolly-gags anymore, there is no time set aside for it. I think we need more social meeting places for those who just want to have great conversation, in person.

Whats next?…“I’ll have a tall double double, pastrami & swiss, 20 bucks, a litre of 2%, two kids who get along, a big handsome dude, and an orgasm to go please! Not necessarily in that order! And make it quick I have to go for a drive with the dog!”

I’m just saying…

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Grounding Souls ~

We all go through change at some point in our lives, some more than others, but we can all relate at some point. My life has taken a huge turn in the last couple of years and its taken some time to get used to, no complaints though. We all get comfortable and every now and then things get shaken up. It doesn’t always end up how we had imagined, but if you keep an open mind and just take the path of least resistance, it might surprise you! Sometimes it just works, regardless of how you seem to be going against the current of society. The key, do what works for you, no one else!

I’ve turned into somewhat of a hermit. (I’m working on fixing that) I like to spend time alone and being obsessed with writing makes it kind of difficult NOT to be by myself quite abit during the day and into the wee hours of the night. I was starting to think it was becoming a bit of a problem until a new friend of mine said something through email that made sense to me. I will call him Fran.O;

My take is you’re like a balloon (The big colorful balloon you fly in). Right now, the book (I am trying to writing a book along with 80 % of the population) is like the rope that keeps you anchored. Without it you would just float in whatever direction the wind blows. So, I think you should kinda lay low and just enjoy life around you for a while and let things just play out. All the while still taking care of life’s day to day matters. When you say you feel lost, and I do believe it’s for good reason. I say slow down take things easy. But think of it this way; if you and I were driving around in a new town or an area we were not too familiar with, we didn’t know which was south or north, we certainly would not speed up or even stay the speed limit. We would slow down and align our bearings, taking a look at where we are. Your right, you are going through some huge life changes, when that happens, mentally we want to grab hold of something stable like (home, etc). Home and old memories make us feel safe & good all over. Over time once we get our bearings down and feel a bit secure, just like a kid we are ready to venture out. You probably more than me lol” Frank.O

When you open up to people, you gain a new perspective. I met Frank O, through Tara Cronica, he’s AWESOME! If you don’t put yourself out there, even if it’s just via email as I have, you miss out on meeting great people. He may live miles away in another country but it doesn’t matter because we have connected on a different level free of physical form, and become friends.

If you’re going through changes as I am, there is always someone who can relate. His advice put a smile on my face, knowing that when I am ready to venture out again I will in full force! Thanks Frank O for reminding me to enjoy what’s right in front of me, here and now!

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