Welcome to Week 3 of #carlessmarch! So far, John’s #carlessmarch journey has included several challenges: schedule juggling, carefully coordinating activities with family and neighbors, and pre-planning for weather. He’s walked us through each challenge over the past few weeks, but today, John shares that some strange things have been happening…
Last night, I started writing about my motivations for #carlessmarch and what I’ve learned so far, but I ran out of energy after watching the Wolfpack’s impressive victory. Then, I had a dream, and realized that’s what I would share this week.
Cue dream sequence sounds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ-SMsaYZuM. I needed to go to Carrboro for a meeting and planned to catch a Chapel Hill Transit bus. The next thing I know, I’m pulling into an on-street parking space, getting out of the car, and starting to walk to the bus stop.
Then I realize I DROVE!! How did this happen?!? I look down in my hands at the keys that I had given to our friends at the start of #carlessmarch and wondered how I had gotten them back? This was exactly why I gave away the keys, so I wouldn’t absent-mindedly drive myself somewhere out of habit.
After the moment of guilt, I decided I needed to come clean in the GoTriangle blogosphere and Twitterverse. Then I realized that the Honda Civic didn’t actually fit into the parking space that was striped for a “sub-sub-mini” car (I wouldn’t put it past Carrboro to create these.) After debating whether to move the car (and drive more!) or take my chances with a ticket, I decided to push the car across the street into a normal-sized space. I put down the window and released the brake and pushed as I steered the Civic in a U-turn to the other side of the street.
When I finished pushing the car, somehow it was perpendicular to the street. I needed to back it up a bit, so I jumped in the car, put it in reverse and hit the gas too hard (out of practice, I guess). Instead of braking, I hit the gas even harder and backed right over the curb and down an embankment to a creek. I then had that falling dream as I cascaded down the ravine.
I jerked awake, thankful that it was just a dream, and excited that I had a more entertaining topic for this post.
Any dream analysts out there? What does it all mean?
Yikes! Any ideas why John’s having #carlessmarch nightmares? Think he can make it without his keys for one more week? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter. Just tweet @gotriangle using #carlessmarch.
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