A new post on my other site/personal project, which became a bit more introspective than I’d planned.


This one was a tough one.

It was dream come true, and I was phenomenally blessed. I am extremely fortunate to have a family in a position to gift me a vehicle, a station in the current economy many are not lucky enough to have. My family’s “toy” purchase was my ultimate gain.

My dad had always really wanted a Jeep. He pictured it with a big dog in the back, my mom in the front, top down, with an open road ahead. Only, when they bought it, my dad was stationed in Delaware, my mom was working in Washington state, both already had vehicles, we hadn’t had a dog in years, and they were planning on getting an apartment when dad’s assignment was over.  The dream wasn’t meant to be, but they tried anyway.

So, they purchased a Jeep. A 2002 Jeep Wrangler, TJ soft-top. It was loud, cramped…

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