One phenomenon that has permeated all levels of my life has been this “New Excuse” that I have. Over the past almost year of living CarFree, I’ve constantly found myself using it as an excuse, but not in the way that I thought I would. When I started this lifestyle, I assumed I would not be going to a lot of events, meetings, etc because it’s a long ride, too cold, too hot, too wet, etc, but the opposite has proved to be true.
I’ve actually been more willing to say yes to all these things over the past year because I’ve been determined to live “my life” regardless of my lifestyle choice. Knowing my personality, this isn’t a big surprise. The surprise has been the number of momentum things that I’ve gotten myself into and all for the better. Such as going to the bank, train station, book store a lot quicker(within a few days of needing to vs. a few weeks prior) due the mentality “I already biked 6 miles in the snow….might as well”.
For a while had gone past daily errands all the way to daily life like taking out the trash or cleaning the kitchen, and doing the laundry. I realized this week that my “crash” episode sorta’ took the wind out of my sails on that front and I can’t let it. I need to keep the momentum going. I good news I don’t think it will be too hard. I mean there is no better time to take our the trash when you’re bundled up and already soaked or clean the kitchen when you’re pissed at some school bus that cut you off.
Overall, the Carfree lifestyle is an excuse to do more not less and I love it.