Ah the daily commute. Some people drive. Some people walk. Some people fly (you know, in a private jet). Some people ride their bicycles. I am a part of the bicycle group this summer for my internship because I do not own a car and it only takes about 15 minutes on a bike to get there.
However, taking this ride every weekday in the morning on the way there and in the evening on the way back can have some soothing and calming effects. If you know the route well enough, you can let you mind wander enough that you are deep in thought while also being aware of your surroundings (safety first!).
Here are some thoughts that I have had during those short rides:
Sitting on the Seat that has been in the Sun for Hours
Seeing a Ditch In the Sidewalk that You Can't Avoid
Doing the "Hello" Nod to Passerby
When a Car is Right Behind You
Looking Over Your Shoulder to Assess Your Surroundings
Accidentally Running Into a Trash Can
Looking Strange in a Helmet, but Safety is Important
Trying to Make Up for it by Wearing Sunglasses
When You Have to Jump to Get Over a Curb
LOOK AT THAT NATURE
Thinking About Future Plans
Thinking of a Stranger Future
"The World is so Amazing"
"THERE IS LITTER EVERYWHERE"
"Did I Forget Something?"
Feeling the Breeze
"'Star Wars' is Not Science Fiction..."
"Movie Studios Recreating Things from the 90's is like Textbooks Coming Out with a New Edition to Make More Money"
"What was That? GASP! IT'S RAINING!"
What do you think, friends? What are your thoughts during your daily commute?