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Do you ever pause, even just for a second or two, and think about how much has changed in your life over the last 5-10 years? People, jobs, hobbies… some have faded for new, some remain a constant. One thing that has been a an enormous shift in my life is the amount of time I spend every day in my car. The change happened over many years and several jobs, and has gone from one extreme to another.
10 years ago I was teaching at a school in Philadelphia. I commuted 45 minutes each way to get to school and loathed driving long distances on the weekends! After 4 years at that school, I landed a job at a school just 3 miles from my house and my daily drive underwent a drastic change. In just 5 minutes I was able to get from my house to school. I didn’t think it could get any better.
Then I had Lily, started this blog and before I knew it, my home office became my full-time workspace. My former commute to a place of employment eventually turned into daily preschool car line. Now Lily takes a bus to and from school and Landon has not yet started school. The majority of the time that I am ever in my car these days is to chauffeur the kids and their friends to various after school and weekend extracurricular activities. This pic is of Lily with some of her equestrian friends in the photo booth at their banquet this year. Many of us barn moms help out with carpooling to and from various horse-y events.
There are many weeks when I put less than 20 miles on my car. So why should I have to pay auto insurance rates that cover driving much more than that?
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