I am seeing things from a whole new perspective these days. Where once I sat high above it all, I am now knocked down to size, peering out my window, straining to see around me.
My circumstances are not the result of a lost job or some tragic disaster, thank goodness.
No, I have traded in my big, beautiful Suburban in favor of a mid-sized sedan. And what followed has been a wholly unexpected experience in humility.
When I drove off the lot, I have to admit, I felt like a giant load had been lifted from my shoulders. No longer would I have to worry about squeezing into parking spots, or climbing up into my too-high seat. The days of my coffee splashing as I bounced and bungled along in a monster truck were over.