I did it! I can’t believe I did it!! I turned in my car. I am officially WithOut a Car.
It has been a strange day. I had a business meeting down by the capital at 9:00 a.m. and I took the train as usual. During the meeting, I could actually feel anxiety rising as I was trying to focus on the topic at hand. I actually felt a bit of fear, sadness and a LOT of anxiety. Am I crazy to do this? What was I thinking?
I am an adventurous person. I have gone bungee jumping, skydiving, hang gliding and a few other fun things in my day and right before I step off the platform, out of the plane or let go of the rope, I would get this overwhelming sense of “What in the h*** am I doing?” Today was a bit like that!
And then there is the thrill! I did it. I actually returned my car, months before the lease was up, so I could live up to my commitment, walk my talk and reduce my carbon footprint.
I am now at home, not really fully aware of what I have done because tonight, I play tennis in Piedmont Park, across the street from where I live. (I actually won my division and am in the playoffs-yahoo me!!!) So, I will do as I usually do; hop on my bike, ride across the park and play tennis. I am not missing my car—yet.
Check in with me tomorrow because I am attending Earth Share of Atlanta’s Leadership Breakfast at 8:00 am …….at the Aquarium. A place where I might drive to at that hour. But I won’t. I can’t. Because I am Going AWOC – Atlanta WithOut a Car!