and by ‘new,’ I mean the first & original form of getting around. let me introduce: walking.
oh, you’ve heard of it? in that case, let’s ponder together ..
when [J] & I lived in new york city, we did not own cars. in fact we sold them before moving; and although they can be quite convenient, they’d prove to be more of a burden in the city. [fathom this: I felt bad for people with cars. the traffic, the lack of + high cost of parking, very limited gas stations]. walking & public transportation was how we got around, and I loved it! even in the snow + rain. it was a mile of fresh air & a chance to wake up in the morning. and a mile of unwinding after a long day. I cherished that time. [just a bonus: it doubled as exercise].
so, why is it so crazy to walk in iowa?
actually, I may expand this to include the entire midwest.
lately, I have been opting to walk to work. approximately one mile. and what used to be the norm in my life is suddenly “crazy”. I know there is a slight lifestyle change between des moines, IA & new york city ..but c’mon! people don’t even consider walking as a way to get somewhere. even if it’s a mere mile away.
do you think I’m crazy?
or an early adopter? hahaha.
plus it helps when the scenery is so gorgeous.
do you opt to walk or drive? and am I the only person who feels this way?
miss you new york.