“Ugh, I hate driving.”

I recognize that every individual has the right to complain and feel the way they do. And I really like being the person that everybody comes to.. I do. But one of the things that has gotten to me recently, and it’s not about anything heavy either, is complaining about driving…. about how they hate how their parents can ask them to come home at any time since they drive.. about this, and that.. about driving. 

My complaint? About NOT being able to drive. I am learning to do the bus routes and it’s making it a little more tolerable. But what about those times (and believe me they are frequent) that the bus doesn’t come on time, or its pouring rain, or miserably hot? I don’t have the option to “just drive.” I can call somebody to pick me up but I hate relying on people for rides all the time. I have some pretty terrific friends that are great to me and help, but still… 

Like one of my visually impaired friends was telling me the other day… if we want to do something “on a whim” it usually takes up the whole day because of public transportation. It stinks.

Short rant, but I just had to get it out there.. and hopefully give some of you something to think about. Also, as a disclaimer, please feel free to share with me these thoughts every now and then.. but when you tell me it so often, it kind of gets annoying.


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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

4 thoughts on ““Ugh, I hate driving.””

  1. There’s a lot to be said about having a grateful heart. I think scripture puts it well, “Do not argue or complain about anything.” Philippians 2:14. I am currently a day-time only driver and as winter solstice approaches, my window of drive time is shrinking. I am trying hard NOT to complain about it, but be GRATEFUL I still have a window. Your post reminds me to be GRATEFUL. Thank you.

    1. Hi Tracey, I understand the window of drive time decreasing. However, I do agree that you should have a grateful heart and that will take you a long way. I hope you will continue to read my post and be active. Best wishes!

  2. i have come to find myself browsing your blog again and found this post which i don’t remember reading…
    in any case, i’m sure makiko will help make traveling via public transportation easier and more fun! well, not sure about “more fun” per say, but… i don’t know.

    1. Yay, EMDM’s browsing my blog! 🙂 That’s strange that you don’t remember reading this one either. Not sure whose end that is on but ah well. If it persists, please let me know.

      And yes, I am very excited to travel more with Makiko because she has given me so much confidence and she is my eyes and a great partner for navigating the world. And yes, because it allows me to relax a little more it is indeed more fun.

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