The day after I published my post about hating straight white men, my blog reached 600,000 views – huzzah! This post itself acts as my 450th, and thus, I thought I would reward everyone
and make their confidence as drivers increase indirectly by sharing a picture of my somewhat ratchet parking, from the folder on my computer titled “Ratchet Parking Compilation”:
Yesterday I drove to Barnes & Noble twice. Going out on my own – and throwing a mini-dance party every time “Problem” by Ariana Grande came on – made me realize how driving creates such a strong feeling of freedom. With a full tank of gas you can go almost anywhere, at any moment. Having a car makes it so much easier to buy groceries, have illicit affairs, and blast pop music, amongst other unrelated activities.
But, as I mentioned in a post a few months ago, I’ve never paid much attention to the idea of a physical home. Throughout all my travels, either in my daily life or inside my own head, this blog has served as a safe space for me to share my thoughts for three and a half years. No matter how far I go, I will always have my readers to thank for letting me know that I’m not alone. I remember wondering whether I should make The Quiet Voice private when I was applying to colleges, and here I am, reflecting on that concern after completing my first year of university. Just like my hair when I roll the windows down and drive faster than 50 mph, time sure does fly.
Two questions for you guys: 1) If you had to give someone just one driving tip, what would it be? Because I just earned my license a few weeks ago, my answer would be pretty nondescript, something like checking over your shoulder when you change lanes or making sure not to get too distracted by the thought of books while on the highway. Also, 2) For those who don’t drive – or just want to answer – what’s a great book you’ve read recently that you would recommend?
Speaking of books, if you want, you can read my reviews of Guardian by Alex London and Hushed by Kelley York here and here respectively. Hope you’re all having a wonderful Wednesday and a fabulous week!