I drive. A lot. That's no secret. Since 2012 I have made the drive between Minnesota & Texas 10 times by myself. I also drove to Memphis & back for my birthday in 2014 & then most recently to Nashville & back for my birthday this year. (I also took a road trip with my cousin in 2012 & 2015, with my mom in 2013, two road trips in 2009, one in 2010, & two more in 2011.) However, this post is about why I love driving solo. I clearly love a good road trip but there's just something about being in the car by myself that makes me happy.
1. Let's be honest I'm a bit of a control freak
I like being able to stop when I want to stop. Stop where I want to stop. Eat what I want to eat. Listen to what I want to listen to. Take the route I want to take. Being the driver.
2. Singing at top of my lungs & putting on a one woman show
When I'm alone in the car I listen to my music loud, & I mean loud. I sing just as loud. I also use water bottles as a microphone, make up stupid dance moves, & pretend like I'm in a music video.
3. Being alone with my thoughts
Sometimes I just want to think about what's going on in my life & not have to talk to anyone else or entertain them. I wan to process what's currently going on. I want to think about where I'm headed in life. I want to reflect on what I've done in the past. When there is someone else in the car I make sure to be present with them rather than sitting quietly in my own thoughts.