There is a school zone that has been illuminated on my way home from school (which is work) every afternoon so far this week.
The school is clearly not in session, because there is no one visible on the campus, but I also know that schools are just not yet in session again for the year.
However, the flashing lights flash, making the speed limit 20 miles per hour.
And everyone except for me ignores it.
Fortunately, there aren’t too many cars at the time I’m heading home, so they avoid me easily enough.
I on my Vespa putz alone at 20mph, while everyone zips by at their standard 38-40mph (the regular speed limit is 35mph)…
I follow the rules.
Plus, I really would like to steer clear of anything but good things, when it comes to driving and safety.
But yeah… that’s a bit annoying and troublesome, how people handle the school zone…. also that it isn’t turned off while the school is clearly still on break…
Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t just be better to get a high-paying job in an office, and start saving up. Then, after a couple or few years, start the process for adoption. The only work so far that I have loved doing, without almost any question ever, is doing things with other people’s kids (nannying). Maybe having a somewhat terrible corporate job in suits is worth it for having a kid…
I just don’t see myself happy each morning and each bedtime in a job like that, and that means bad sleep each night and a tough start to the day each morning.
I don’t know… sometimes I get depressive, and then desperate, and start calculating what ‘makes sense’ for life, as opposed to ‘listening to my heart’. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve even asked my heart what I/it want/wants to do with my life and time…
Now is as good a time as ever, I suppose. 🙂
P.S. I’ve noticed that, whenever I get upset in the depressed, my life is going nowhere experience, I have an almost panicked desire to move to Europe, and it is most often France. It’s not like I have any idea whatsoever what I would do there, or how that would solve any of my current issues. Plus, it would create the issue of being away from almost everyone I know and love and who loves me, since most of them are in the US. However, there’s just this feeling that arises that living in Europe somehow would just make everything okay, and in a good way (not just tolerable okay, but good okay). Anyway, just something I noticed tonight.