Time in the car fills a good portion of every work day and given the number of kilometres I travel during the month, I needed a better way of using that time. Those hours were becoming an issue for me and I found myself dreading each day because of the long hours in the car.
… Then I was introduced to the magic of audio books and here’s what I love about listening while driving:
- I can leave one client behind before arriving at the next; it helps me place each client’s unique set of struggles into perspective;
- I feel like I am ‘reclaiming’ dead hours;
- I get paid to listen to books while I work; love that one;
- It fulfils my yen to read everything I possibly can; unrealistic goal because only Methuselah lived to 969 (and he didn’t have the benefit of modern medicine, still figuring that one out, topic for another post).
- The time flies by;
- It relieves the boredom;
- I do not have to listen to irritating radio interviews or advertisements interrupted by programming;
- The narrators bring the story to life in a way that makes me feel weAs someone who spend too much time her head it saves me from other thinking things
- The narrator and I are in this together; company on the journey;
- One week I’m saving the world with Matthew Reilly, the next I’m loving, eating and praying with Elizabeth Gilbert;
- At the end of the day when I can be very tired the narrator keeps me alert;