So, as of tomorrow, I am officially a bicycle commuter.
Ye olde motor beast has finally kicked the bucket, and I am junking her tomorrow. Smrf has kindly given me her old blue mountain bike (who I'm already in love with omg) and tomorrow we will junk ye olde motor beast and get the cash for her, while equipping my shiny new love of my life with some basics, like a rack, bag, and some repair supplies.
I'm glad that my stress coping skills have improved so well, because I don't think that I would have ever been able to form a cohesive plan and not stress myself to death, if I had remained dealing with stress the way that I have in previous years. I must say, I have David to think for the majority of that. I've said it once, I'll say it a million times, David, you are my rock, my comfort, and my best friend. You have been an amazing influence in my life, and I am entirely lucky to have you. Seriously. I have a lot of awesome people in my life, but there's very few that I count as close as I do people like David, Nicole, Sara, & Jeff. You guys have always been there for me, and I seriously appreciate it. I have seriously amazing friends.
Anyway, though there was an initial freak out, within an hour or so, I was calmed and planning, (between some random breakthrough crying) and I realized, if I panicked and tried to replace the care like RIGHTTHEFUCKNOW that I would end up with another shitbox that did nothing but stress me, and it wasn't worth it. Inspired by a joke I made to Sara as well as the posts of my friend Matt about bicycle commuting, I realized that becoming a bicycle commuter has two AWESOME advantages, along with others. The top 2 being:
1) Making my curves even MORE rockin'. Seriously. When I exercise, my body not only keeps its curves, but just makes them MORE extreme. Right now, my measurements are about mid range, and my hips are 11 1/2 inches wider than my waist. At the peak of my fitness, my hips were a full 16 inches wider than my waist. BAM BITCHES. haha. Either way, it'll be hot.
2) The money I will save in a few months of biking to work will save me enough for an actually decent car
Other advantages include reducing my carbon footprint, not having to make extra time to exercise (being that the commute would be exercise) and yay.
I plan to be on 4 wheels again by my birthday at the end of October, I think this is more than doable. I am actually quite excited.
For now, I am having a sleepover at my place with Sara, watching firefly, and embarking on a new adventure tomorrow. Woot.