I finally made the leap. I’ve been thinking of getting a new car for a while. My oldest just got her permit and is starting to learn how to drive. Since I always planned on giving the kids my 10-year-old Toyota Venza, it was time for me to get something new.
Buying a car these days is very different. There’s limited inventory due to covid, inflation, chip manufacturing, etc, and it’s almost like winning the lottery if you happen to find a car you want on the lot. I went looking for an electric or hybrid SUV.
It appears that everyone else is also looking for an advanced technology vehicle while trying to save money on gas. The dealership happened to have a fully electric Kia EV6 Wind on the lot. It looked like a spaceship! One test drive and I was hooked. I had the family test drive it as well, and off we went in our new fully electric car.
It’s a really fun car to drive, and I’m enjoying all the bells and whistles it comes with. The acceleration is totally different than a gas vehicle, as are the new advanced features. As I looked at the battery the other day and noticed it needed to be recharged, I plugged it in and it got me thinking about my own energy. How do I recharge just versus refuel? Reflecting on each of these (recharging vs. refueling), they certainly are different.
Recharging to me means slowing down or stopping long enough to have your batteries get back to 100%. Resting, turning off the electronics, and slowing down are all recharging activities. Refueling however is just filling up to keep going and going and going. It’s a different feeling. Yes, a slow recharge of the battery of the car takes almost 8 hours, and filling your tank takes minutes and you’re back at it. Recharging your body, mond, and soul, however, takes time and the right steps. I think it’s important that we pause and recharge our batteries, not just refill our tanks.
Keep recharging, refilling, or whatever it is to keep you not just surviving but thriving!
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