I’m a person with many interests.
For example, I’m interested in ways that I can help to save the environment. I’ve been known to put on a pair of rubber gloves and pick up roadside garbage when I get reeaallly bored or feel unproductive. Feeling unproductive makes me feel uneasy and last summer I shuffled the roadside for trash like a convict three times! This summer hasn’t been that boring, but my class just ended so that opens up a small window of time. (Should ’ve been a bigger window… but summer classes are the worst. It’s nearly impossible to pencil them in.)
I’m interested in ways that I can pinch a penny.
I’m very interested in riding my bike.
Behold! Bus riding, bike riding, blond girl. They call me cracka’ for short.
My bike gets loaded on the front rack and I hop aboard, saving the environment and my nickles one ride at a time. I’m in the minority when it comes to riding city busses. But I don’t mind. I like to challenge my character by stepping out of my comfort zone. It makes me worldly. It teaches me to be thankful for what I have by showing me what others may not have. It teaches me humility. It slows down my day. It lets someone else do the driving. I can do something or nothing at all and I’m not uneasy because I’m still being productive by getting to where I need to be. It gives me a chance to watch people. It gives me a chance to read my overdue library books or the one from last Saturday’s garage sale. I don’t want to die being someone who was only exposed to her beaten path. I don’t want to be shuttled around like a little princess in my private horse-and-buggy car and not at least observe other walks of life. One hundred years from now, I don’t want to look back at our history’s photos not be involved with the times. I want to be like this girl in the picture. She look really happy. She probably had many interests too.