Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My New Ride

It's funny, when you buy your first vehicle, you don't think too much about the kind of vehicle it is, the color, the year... You just try and get something that you can afford, at least that was my case. I was 16, and excited that I had saved up enough money to buy myself an SUV. When I got to the dealership, it was dark, but I was excited looking at all the vehicles in the lot. I was shown ones that I could afford, and though I wasn't 100% sold, I bought an SUV. I wasn't sold on the color, I wasn't sold on the year, but I was excited to make my first huge purchase after saving money from birthday after birthday, graduation, and working. It was a 99' and red... Two things I wasn't a fan of, but it was mine all mine. It was with me through my first kiss, my heartbreak, a couple of eggings, the love of my life, my high school graduation & my college graduation, and even my first real job after graduation. This truck had been with me for years, almost 8 years to be exact.

I was ready for something new... well not exactly... It was slowly breaking down on me and I knew that if I didn't sell it now, I wasn't going to get any money for it. I took it for one last drive to the dealership and looked at all the vehicles. I originally wanted something brand new, but soon realized that I probably couldn't afford down thing brand new, but I thought even a few years newer than my current vehicle would be good. Money has a good way of slapping reality in your face. So, after looking at the preowned vehicles, I walked into the showroom, and saw a beautiful, beautiful truck, and I had to sit in it. It had everything that I wanted and more, everything you could think of and more. I still wasn't sold. I needed to test drive it, and my brother came along with me. He knew it was the truck for me, so did my dad. I still wasn't sold. I was nervous. This was another big decision in my life. I wasn't sure if I was making the right one, but when I said I'd take it, I felt confident. As soon as I sat in the chair to discuss it and sign paperwork, I looked at the clock and it was 11:11, that's when I knew it was the right decision. The angels were aligning my thoughts (see: May Cause Miracles) and I was where I should be. 

My brother and I took a Starbucks break, and came back later with a check and a pen, and I signed away my life... Kidding, but only after a minor breakdown, and by breakdown I mean a crying episode in the bathroom (decisions do that to me). I drove my new truck off the lot, and waved to my old truck. It's an odd feeling, to be giving away something that held so many memories, but it felt good to have something new to have new memories in. I was excited and felt completely comfortable driving it. I wanted to show everyone, to drive everywhere, and that's big for me since I'm not a huge fan of driving... says the girl who drives an hour to and from work. 

It's been a few weeks now, and I still smile when I see my truck in the driveway. I'm proud of that beauty sitting there, and it's just another thing off my 25 before 25 list! 

1 comment:

  1. I had a tough time letting go of my Jeep, but I am so glad we made the choice to get this car instead. It drives like a dream and it has so much room inside that we sometimes forget that it is ours. I love the layout of the interior and the sound system absolutely rocks. We love getting away on the weekends.

    Jacob @ Bestway Autos