A week or so ago, I realized it had been a year since the last time I drove.
The biggest reason for the lack of driving was because I no longer have a car. The other is because of the pandemic at this point.
Even after my car had trouble and decided not to get it fixed, I could at least rent one. Then the pandemic happened. Which meant I wasn’t going to rent a vehicle, get on the metro (commuter train) or bus. Or I would have to walk almost three miles to the closest rental place.
Not having a vehicle means I have walked everywhere without getting into a vehicle. Okay, I used my bike twice in 2020. Walking everywhere has helped with my weight loss. When I walk to the grocery store, there is only so much room in my backpack for food. Which means not much room for unhealthy food.
Being able to drive would be nice to be able to at least go for a drive to get out of the house and into the country.
I would drive to somewhere like Shenandoah National Park. Then head back home without getting out of the car except maybe for gas or a quick stretch along the way.
Here’s to getting a vaccination soon and then feeling a bit better renting a car.
During the last year or so, I realized I could do most everything I need to by walking or ordering other things online.