For a couple of months there, I listened to Stephen King audiobooks nonstop.
It seemed like a revolution in my life. Now all the time spent in my car would be Productive Time. Now I would be reading!
Stephen King proved excellent for driving. The plots were quick and not too difficult. The stories made me want to finish them.
I made it a game. Could I finish this book by Thursday? Or Friday? How quickly could I get to the next?
I had it all figured out. Driving for the rest of my life!
And then I didn’t.
I can’t pick out a specific turning point. It was some time during The Shining.
I found that I didn’t want to turn the book on anymore. I didn’t want to turn any book on.
I downloaded a few podcasts, and then a few more.
This American Life
Anna Faris is unqualified
Women of the hour
Suddenly my driving time was Productive Time. I was listening to Important Things! I was smart, interesting Podcast Girl!
I had figured it all out.
Driving for the rest of my life!