How to Survive Without a Car

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If you are like me and had the unfortunate event of losing your car to an accident, you will have to quickly learn to survive without one. At first, it may seem impossible, you ask yourself questions like “How am I going to get to work?”, “How am I going to run any errands?”, “How am I going to afford a replacement car?” and “How the hell am I going to have a life?” Losing a car for me was like losing an arm or a leg. There are plenty of people today who live long happy lives without arms and legs. So the key to survival is to not let this handicap you and take from the quality of your life.

When you live your life with such dependence on a single material thing, and that certain thing is taken away, you may feel like your life has been stolen from you. The first thing you need to do is take a period of rest, a day or two will suffice. This is especially helpful if you have suffered a tragic accident in the event of losing your car. Relax, take into account that you have lived your life before a car came into it, and you can live without it. If you are feeling depressed about your loss, seek support in friends and family.

After you feel you have accepted your situation, you will need to find a temporary means of transportation to all of your obligations in life such as work, school, and every day errands. If you live in a city, this will probably not be the most difficult of tasks. If you do live in a city, buses are a great way to get around. In my city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they run me to and from my classes and can even get me a single block away from my place of work. I highly recommend you invest in a bus pass, because they pay for themselves within a week, fit in your wallet easily, and you don't have to pull out a dollar fifty every time you hop on a bus. If you do not live in a city, and buses are not an option, you may want to think about investing in a bike. Bikes are inexpensive, economically friendly and fun! However, during the winter...
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