I sold my car on Sunday. I’m totally thrilled about this – not only is it pretty green, which was my main consideration, but I’m also saying buh-bye (good riddance!) to car payments, car insurance, gas and parking in my neighborhood.
I signed up for Zipcar – which I’ll review once I’ve tried – and am totally digging taking the bus. I love trying new routes and feel like I’m on vacation in my own City whenever I take the underground.
However. There’s one thing I haven’t quite gotten down yet. How do I manage hauling a gym bag, purse, laptop bag and other assorted bags on various days (gym shower stuff! groceries! jacket! change of shoes!) on public transit?
Last night, I tried carrying way too much at once – laptop bag, change of shoes, reusable bag (containing a dress, 2 pairs of knit tights, 1 pair of bright blue tights, a cabbage and an onion – what, that’s normal, right?), and a bag full of groceries. On three buses. Definitely one bus too many. I won’t make that mistake again. Lesson learned!
I don’t have egg on my face, but I do have it all over my coat.