Meg's (Ad)Ventures

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Minivan is Hot

I drive a minivan. And I rock it.

The last few days of work have been pretty tough. I often struggle with how to deal with some of the baggage my students have to handle on a daily basis. Frankly, I am in awe that as many of them hold it together as well as they do. It's hard to be a teenager sometimes. 

This afternoon as I was driving home thinking about some of my students, I rolled down the windows, turned up the music and let the day ease away. With a clear mind I realized suddenly, I am super thankful for my minivan. (It's not completely disconnected...stay with me.) Each day, my car serves as my place to decompress, think, talk on the phone, eat a snack, listen to music (though not always of my choice!) and play silly games with my kids. My minivan, which I dreaded driving for so long because I was "too young to drive one" (seriously, could I have been more of a brat?!?!?) has served as much more than my transportation from Point A to B. This car has been an integral part in maintaining a positive mental health from day to day! 

Whoa. A minivan. I drive one. And I love it. 
The best "van" photo ever! :)
Sofia - Age 3, 2010


Timmy Radloff said...

It seems to me like your van is your sanctuary, am I right with that? You eat, think, and relax in there. No problemo! It is very comforting to have a place of your own, where you can unwind whenever you need to, whether it’s moving or not. He-he. Little Sophie looks like she, too, runs to it for security. :D You totally rock it!

Timmy Radloff

Ivo Beutler said...

“I drive a minivan. And I rock it.” – That’s the spirit, Meg. :) Sometimes, some things are given to us earlier than we need it. And, what’s good is that, we know how to treasure it for the time being and when the right time comes that we could finally use it, we realize more its worth. Happy driving! :)

Ivo Beutler

Stelle Courney said...

My family has a minivan as well, and I think the great thing about having one is that it’s not too big and not too small either. Its capacity is just perfect for my family of five. :)

Kerstin Shed said...

It’s great to have a handy vehicle that makes your daily routine easier. Your minivan is a road warrior, and that vehicle is impressive for staying durable as ever. I have a feeling that you won’t sell it even if you have a chance to purchase a new car. That’s showing love for your ride! =)