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The Small Things – My Daily Commute

Filed under Community Interest, Social Media on June 28, 2012

You always hear the saying, “It’s the small things in life”, and I do not think a saying could be more on point. There are many things that I am most grateful for in my life, and most of them are relatively what we would call “small things”.

For example, my commute to work three days a week is a small part of my life but I am ever so thankful for it. I had the pleasure of experiencing the drive to Bellevue, WA (sarcasm) last week at 6:30 am, to attend the radio talk show (Business & Bagels) Audrey hosts every 3rd Monday of the month. Well, to say the least I did not make my 7:45 am debut, and my two hour drive through hell on earth was the most frustrating thing I have been through in a long time.

Even though my one time morning drive from Sumner, WA to Bellevue, WA was a long and irritating experience it made me really appreciate my daily commute to Issaquah. As I have mentioned in a previous blog, my drive to work (Issaquah) is my daily escape; it is where I sip my coffee, listen to Pandora’s best, and take in every aspect of the beautiful world around me. I let my mind slip into complete relaxation; there is nothing that can interrupt my bliss, not even halting traffic because there is none. Once in a blue moon I will have a slower drive to work but that is because it is raining and Seattle natives for some reason, one I do not understand, do not know how to drive in the rain; very ironic. Who would have thought, Seattleites scared of a little rain? It makes me chuckle every time.

I feel very blessed that I get to drive to work without the hassle of crowded road way. My trip to Bellevue showed me that I do not want to work in a place where I have to deal with a chaotic commute on a daily basis. Only easy commutes or trains for this girl!

I think the biggest lesson I learned was not to take the “small things in life” for granted. Too many of us ignore the small things in our lives, which I believe equate for the most amount of happiness in our lives. My advice is to take a minute to think about all the things that make you happiest, and I grantee they are not your fancy gadgets and expensive toys. Those things that make you the happiest cherish them, because they are the most important.

(What I avoid- Bumper to bumper chaos)

(What I enjoy- My drive into Downtown Issaquah)

Until next time!

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