It's been quite some time since I was in high school (okay, 10 and half years; whatever; who's counting; not the point;) but I can still remember the ringing of the last bell signaling we could leave for the day! I went to a relatively small private school and when that bell would ring everyone would go to the gym and fall into one of two categories: bus kids or car students. All the bus kids would get in the line of their bus which would be called off in order as the buses pulled up to the door and the car students would go sit on the bleachers 'til the bus kids were all gone. The car students also included the drivers. This was the group you really wanted to be in. Oh, to be able to drive myself to school. Alas, I could not as I my mother and I shared our perfect 1990 Buick Park Avenue and by *share* I mean, I got it on the rare occasion she didn't need it.
I was a bus kid.
Why do I bother telling you this story? Well, as I've grown up, I've had plenty of opportunities to drive myself everywhere I need to go (in my much more stylish 2003 Volkswagen Jetta;) Including daily driving up the Northern Virginia portion of 95 to go to DC--not a drive I would wish upon ANYONE. Oh, if only I didn't have to drive myself to work!
Today, I became a bus kid again.
Isn't it ironic how the things we wanted so badly for so long are the exact things we wish we didn't have any more (i.e.then: "I want to be an adult and make my own decisions!" to now: "I kinda hate being an adult and paying my own bills..." Oh to be a kid again!)
I'm super fortunate to be able to ride a commuter bus to work! FOR FREE! I save on gas! I save on tolls! I save on time! I have 30-40 minutes of pure time to myself to do WHATEVER I want! (well, within reason, this is a public bus!)
I wanted to share it with you all because I am so super excited that day one on the bus was a success!
Oh, and how does this have ANYTHING to do with my blog? Well, naturally, I did my makeup on the bus (which I believe is much safer than doing it at red lights on my drive into work.. which is sort of how I *had* been doing it;)