Steemit is so truly life changing! You guys have done so much for me! And I am so grateful. This is the best community ever!
Steemit got me a car!
WHAT!? LIN HAS A CAR!? No way!! LOL
I've wanted to get a car! But I haven't been able to afford one! I considered a car, More of something I "wanted" But not necessarily NEEDED.
But lately, I've wanted one more than ever so I can go hiking easier (Taking a bus and walking up into a canyon for a hike is time-consuming and hard)
I also hated lugging home my groceries in a backpack.
I also have seen so many bike trails and parks. The entire area around my house is getting old. I'd love to take my bicycle out further using a car and bike in new areas.
I'm also stubborn
I refused to get a crummy car that wouldn't last long Because I'm very spontaneous and impulsive. With my bicycle, I had random days where I would bike 60 miles in one day out of nowhere, And these bike rides happened often. I knew If I had a car that would die soon, I would still end up "trying" to go for a road trip. Which I would probably end up stranded somewhere.
Also to be even more "Impossible" I refused to take out a loan for a car. I wanted to pay cash.
I hate debt, And being in debt scares me. It makes me feel powerless over my own life, So that's something I avoid whenever I get a chance.
Steemit made that possible!
After saving, And writing a ton on here! I was able to get a car using some of the funds I've earned on Steemit!!
I picked a Honda Civic because they are known to be great cars that last a long time! This beauty has under 30,000 miles on it. And I consider it practically new. Heck, I even got that new car smell!
My secret: I sprayed the seats with Lysol!
Hahaha! It kinda bothered me that random people I didn't' know were probably test driving my car and such. So I wanted to make it really clean.
Even though I'm a sucker for the little cars like Mini coopers and Beetles And the Fiat cars. I read a ton of reviews, They can be more costly to fix, and sometimes need more repairs.
So I focused on getting a honda.
At first I thought the car looked a bit silly, But it's grown on me! I love how it's rounded. It looks cute. At first, I didn't' like the silver color, And now I'm in awe by how shiny and pretty it looks.
It Even has this pretty digital set up! Its so cool!
I'm So Grateful For My friends That helped me!
I have hardly any driving experience, So getting to a dealership to test drive a car, And bringing the car home is difficult, if not impossible.
Luckily my friend helped me by giving me a ride to the dealership, He even sat down with me to talk about the car, And helped me drill the guy with questions. ( I couldn't' think of any)
He even helped me drive the car home after @treeshaface And @woundedknee came with to the dealership to drop us off to bring the car home.
To be honest, I never really expect to get help when I ask for it. I don't ask very often Because I'm pretty independent. But I always get scared that everyone will say no, and I will be stuck trying to figure it out by myself.
So I'm really glad I got that help!
Well, I haven't driven since I've been 16. Even then, I didn't drive much. Pretty much whatever I could do in drivers ed, That was all The practice I got. Which wasn't much.
So for now, I have to practice a lot, And once I get good enough I plan to:
It might take LOTS Of practice, But once I get the hang of it. I WANT TO GO TO THE OCEAN!
I want to go swimming! I've really missed the ocean! I haven't seen it since January.
Go Hiking, And take more photos for Steemit!
I want to hike a crazy amount of trails. I can EVEN PUT A COOLER in my car with food! OMG! That sounds so much better than having to go without and sit on the bus for hours to get to and from hiking. I used to get so hungry and lightheaded on the way home haha.
Get A Bike Rack! Try new Bike trails!
I want to still use my bicycle as much as possible. I hope to get a bike rack to try out some more trails and eventually go out of state to bike on their trails (I Hate the rental bikes)
No more heavy, Awkward backpacks full of food! While biking home, So Excited. I'm hoping this will encourage me to eat less fast food and take out, even though I have better access to those places. I'm hoping that I'll take a quick trip to the store and improve my cooking that way.
Go To Parks
And just work! Sometimes staying in the same room 24/7 to run my business gets lonely and boring. I love to be outside so I can go to really nice parks.
Go Metal Detecting!
A hobby I haven't been able to do as much as I would like, I didn't like lugging that on my bicycle in a backpack, Because metal detectors can be fragile! So I'll be posting my finds on that too :)
Go on Dates!
Going on dates is hard without a car, I don't want a bunch of random people knowing where I live, And biking to the place of the date is hard sometimes. So now I can go on dates much easier woo hoo!
Gosh! I can't thank you enough Steemit! This car is everything to me! Thank you for giving me so much more freedom that I haven't had before!
Every time I see my car I get excited and happy!
I can't wait to get some Steemit decals for it! Let's get more people on Steemit! Hehehe