I like getting up early. I like getting my errands done when there is no one out there.
If I have to do grocery shopping, I do it at 6am. If I have to get gasoline, I do it just before I go shopping. If I need more cash than I can get at the grocery store, I go by the ATM of my bank during the same trip out.
So today, I needed gas and went a different way so I could get it early and not have to backtrack with any frozen items after I had shopped.
It's still pitch black out there at 5:45 and, as I was turning right to go down a big hill, I realized there was a pedestrian crossing where I was turning and because I hadn't turned yet, my lights hadn't illuminated them. They had on all dark clothing and I nearly hit them. (they didn't jump so I guess it didn't scare them)
It got me to thinking just how fast things can change when you are driving and how my life and their life would have changed if I hadn't seen them in time.
I liken it to a quit.
You have figure out the scenarios of what you will be doing and think ahead just as you would plan your route. (planning is everything)
You have to watch for pedestrians. (risky situations-they can come out of nowhere)
You don't want to run out of gas. (you don't fight quitting until you are so tired you can't go on)
And you don't want to drive over the speed limit. (don't get caught up thinking you got this addiction licked or it just may bite you in the butt!)
That is all.
Onward and Upward!