Tuesday, February 06, 2007


"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:2

Just about anyone who knows me, knows I love my car. I drive this black Jetta. She's sporty, and cute all in one car. I adore my heated seats and my diesel fuel tank that goes twice as far as gas giving me more freedoms in driving further to where I want to go. The seat covers & steering wheel are covered with geckos. Right now, a snowman hangs from my rearview mirror. Its definitely a 'girl car'.

I love driving my car. I just love going for drives, even without a destination. It seems to be my replacement for the times I need to get out in nature to still my soul but don't have the time or place to go for a hike. Sometimes I'll crank up the stereo, sing along at the top of my lungs and sometimes I'll just drive in silence, more enthralled with the scenery around me or the thoughts in my head. I almost always can re-center myself out for a drive.

Though I love my car so much, I have a secret. I really want a truck one day! A red sporty 4x4, not too big, not too small. Nissan Frontier comes to mind. One to take me up in the mountains & backroads where my car is too delicate to go. But I am loyal to my car. Its taken me down many roads both literally & figuratively in my life. Its great to travel in, comfortable and reliable. Perfect for long road trips. I'll ward off the truck desires for a while longer in favour of my car.

Its hard not to be affected by the 'bigger & better' theme that is always bombarded in the marketing world. A bigger truck. A bigger house. A bigger boat. Bigger! Bigger! Bigger! More! More! More! I see it in my little town too. The battle of the big trucks. Competition is fierce. For such a small town, we probably see more Hummers than most of the valley. So much competition to appear important. Don't get me wrong, I think Hummers are pretty cool, but they've lost their appeal over this past year or so when I see their purposes around here. "look at me and be jealous" they seem to say. And truthfully, I've seen a few that I do feel 'jealous' of but not to the extent that I feel I need to join the competition.

Still, I take pride in my car but I think its more because I know where I've been and where I want to go. And I know my limitations. A loan for a big fancy new truck right now is out of the question and unneccessary. My car is paid off and we have other priorities. Maybe one day I'll have a little sporty red pick up but not right now. I don't need to be part of that 'bigger and better' world.


  1. This may seem strange from a guy, but I am generally not interested in cars and trucks.......except the VW Golf Convertible. It is sexy. I think VW just knows how to design sexy cars.

  2. I think your car is niccceeee - but then your looking at a girl who thinks our VW camper van is the bestest vehicle ever created... and it has been our gypsy caravan that has taken us on looong vacations when we could not have afforded them. Dream on, my Beck - I never dreamed we would wind up with the VW - and that happened... anything is possible!