A few weeks ago, I was thinking about how shoes can say volumes about you. I also thought about how changing shoes can change your self image and change your perceived self in the eyes of others.
Now, I wonder . . . What about your car? Does your car speak volumes? I think so. But what?
I, now, drive a forest green mini van (so, so not me). The green is alright, though a bit dark. The size feels too large, but I appreciated the ease of strapping children in car seats through the side doors. I also like the volume of stuff we can carry when we travel. But, I never felt like the car was mine. The junk heap on the front seat is mine, but the car never seemed to be. Funny, the car before this one was a mini-van, too - a smaller mini-van. That car seemed a better fit, though I cannot say why.
My husband bought me a new car yesterday while away on business. It is the car I have wanted for a while, but was unable to find in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. Unfortunately, the car he found and bought is one of my least favorite car colors - bright yellow. I wonder if a bright yellow car will transform me into a perky, busy body? Will I be happy all the time? Will driving into the parking lot looking like a sun make others happy or will it annoy them to think of me being so happy all the time? What statement does a yellow car make?
I will have time to think about all of these things since I will have to fly to Chicago to get the car and then drive 700+ miles home.