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Today I Love Short Drives

Wednesday café office
Good place to ponder …

Today I love short drives and how my usual Wednesday commute feels just like that, a short drive, after yesterday’s four hundred kilometer drive. I love when I am on the road lots and get used to driving for miles and miles and how good it can feel to just roll over miles of beautiful scenery especially at this time of wonder when the seasons are changing slowly but perceptibly and each new change makes me feel alive and thankful to be so. I love how I seem to be in a place in my life where familiar things give me comfort and new things give me hope. I love that the status quo causes a feeling of security at the same time that the adventures I’m looking forward to make me feel brave and strong. I love that I’m bursting with excitement but calmly waiting for things to progress and I think that’s the perfect way to live a life, at least for me for now. I love that this way of living has just become my way of life in the last few years. I love that in many ways I’m still pretty laid back and in some ways I’m pretty timid, but if I see an opportunity for adventure I’m likely to consider it.

Today I love that my memories, according to the Facebook, are repeating from last year as I’m being informed that I was in the big city of Toronto a year ago and I’m planning on doing that again soon. I love that I remember wandering the streets and the path and that I’ll likely do that again, ’cause that’s an adventurous way to see the city. I love that I will have my two good cameras with me and I love the way the city offers amazing opportunities for photos.

Today I love second hand finds online and especially at thrift stores. I love looking for good things and then dreaming about what I might do with them if I bought them. I love that often just dreaming about them is enough. I love that today is supposed to be a little milder. I love that there is a walk in the plans. I love that my shoulders feel loose and good today so I’ll be able to write for a while without having to take a lot of breaks.

Today I love drinking coffee while I ponder and plan my trip to the big city where I was born.

Today I Love Short Drives

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

email me at ADHD Man

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love Short Drives. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 20, 2019, from


Last updated: 11 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Apr 2018
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