The general idea is to learn something new about yourself/your surroundings every day.
My learning yesterday was something I wasn't really expecting. A broken teenager's brace over the weekend meant a phone call to the dental hospital yesterday morning after the bank holiday. Having no car this week meant having to use public transport and our legs. I absolutely hate buses, they are smelly, stomach churning and for some reason despite the sun blazing through the window they had the heating on yesterday making it even worse. (yes I'm a snob).
What I wasn't expecting though was how often they run and how refreshing it was to walk the distance to the hospital instead of just getting out of the car and walking 5 minutes to the appointment. The walk seemed to take forever in the hot sun but yes I enjoyed it.
Coming back was like a different season - the heavens opened, the winds were bordering on gale force and it was thundering and lightening. Despite not having raincoats for any of us and getting soaked and blown about I actually enjoyed the walk back to the bus station. Even the bus didn't seem that bad.
Pic taken with my phone while I was walking so very blurry.
My lesson for yesterday was not to rely on using the car all the time and the alternatives can be pleasant if you allow them to be.