When N started middle school a couple of years ago I discovered how difficult it was to get a parking space near the school. I started arriving early and bringing my iPod and knitting for something to pass the 20 or so minutes. Then I discovered that in bad weather I had to arrive earlier so I’d get there 30 minutes early. My times wasn’t wasted-I knit. With the snow and the narrowing of the road I arrived even earlier to get a space near a driveway so I could pull into the snow void for N to get in. Now it is a habit to arrive 30-45 minutes early. I knit, listen to a podcast (current favorite “Real Crime Profile”) and have some time to myself before heading home to the hustle and bustle of homework and dinner.
What do you do just for you?