As I get older, I’m becoming pickier about the things I actually need in my life. I’m currently in the middle of a massive purge of my house and nothing, I repeat NOTHING, is safe. I’ve been truly evaluating what I don’t need in my life, and in doing so, I’ve had a few a-ha moments about things I couldn’t live without anymore.
Heated Car Seats
I feel like every Canadian will agree with this one because let’s face it, our butts get cold in the winter. A heated car seat is a like hug for your derrière, and once you’ve had one of these in your car there is no way you are going back. Ditto I might add for heated steering wheels. There is no way I’ll ever give this small luxury up.
A lady I’ve known for years in social media mentioned this on my Facebook page and it was so simple and brilliant, I couldn’t disagree. I absolutely didn’t need children but now I can’t imagine a single second without them in my life.
I always wanted a dog but my parents weren’t interested in indulging me, so the first thing I did when I moved into a house of my own was get one. Want and need are different things though. I wanted Honey in my life, but I had no idea how much I needed her. C’mon, wook at that wittle face. Who’s the best girl? Honey’s the best girl.
I will never forget being in Grade 8 and talking with my class about how old we’d all be in the year 2000. When we calculated that we’d be practically ancient at the ripe old age of thirty we were horrified. We talked about flying cars and space travel but never did anyone suspect we’d have a teeny tiny little device that would hold our entire lives in it. For better or for worse, my smart phone had become an extension of me, and for that reason alone, I can’t imagine my life without it now.
A bit of a late bloomer, I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my 40s. Initially I started pounding back espressos to stay on top of a brutal work schedule, but now? Now I NEED it. One could say it’s an addiction.
Rogers Smart Drive
I recently installed a Rogers Smart Drive device in my car, and I am not even going to lie; when it was sent to me initially, I didn’t really get it. I already think my car is pretty smart so how could this gadget that plugs into my OBD-II possibly make it any smarter? Here’s a few ways I couldn’t imagine my life without it now.
- We have wi-fi in the car. Clearly as a driver, this isn’t to my advantage but for my teen girls? It’s pretty much the coolest thing ever, since I’m pretty stingy with data with them. In fact, when we pick up their friends now, they instantly hand over the wi-fi code which means I’m officially the cool mom.
- It tells me when my someone arrives at their destination safely. While this isn’t really something I worry about with my husband and believe me, I shut off the notifications when I go the mall because he doesn’t need to know everything. Sheesh. However, since I’m only a year away from having a teen driver in the house, and a second coming up fast, I can already see the peace of mind this will give me.
- My memory has a friend. One of the most ingenious things about my Rogers Smart Drive, is it remembers where I go! I can’t tell you how often I visit a great place in the city or on my travels and then forget where it was. Now, I can simply go back into my Rogers Smart Drive app to grab the address for a return visit.
- It helps me with my accounting. I’m inherently lazy when it comes to tracking mileage for my business, so until now, I never bothered. My Rogers Smart Drive tracks it all for me now, so each month I can tally my mileage for work and submit to my bookkeeper. Mental math shifted.
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