11 January 2013
A Mobile Treasures
Have you ever had that one thing that meant the world to you, and no matter the circumstances you could never part with it? Most of us consider some of the oddest things as our prized possessions, mine being a 1998 Toyota Camry. It wasn’t anything new or fancy, but it belonged to me. There’s a story behind that old car, a reason it would be a part of my life for as time will allow.
From the moment I became a licensed driver I’ve been showered with the gift of my own personal vehicle. With it, I’ve had some unfortunate run-ins with chaos as well as a few careless decisions on my part. By the age of 20 I had a full-time job and no car; and after wrecking 3 vehicles my parents had had enough! They knew I needed a vehicle but were unwilling to front the bill for this one. So, I was forced to work overtime, sell possessions, and save until I was able to afford my own transportation. When that day finally came, I had found an older-model, rusty Toyota Camry that was just $150.00 less than what I had saved up. After I bought the car I felt a huge sense of euphoria. I had a vehicle that I worked hard for, and I could finally understand the “value of a dollar”.
It’s been four years now and I still drive that same old, reliable Camry-it’s just a lot less rusty now. Over time I was able to get it painted and personalize it to fit my personality. Despite some recent fender benders, it’s still taking me where I need to go. I definitely consider my vehicle as my most treasured possession.