As happy as I was to be buying our truck, as soon as I realized that I would have to trade in my 2010 Mazda3, I was suddenly very emotional. I’m not sure why, I am normally not very attached to physical objects, and didn’t really know I would be that upset. However, the Mazda was my first brand new car, and I owned it most of the time I’ve lived in St. Louis. I guess it just hit me that a chapter of my life was coming to an end.
I think the sales guy thought I was crazy when I asked if I could take it for one last spin before handing over the keys. Fortunately, the dealership was only a few block away from our house, so he reluctantly allowed me to take it home and clean my stuff out of it. Of course, I had to do one last photoshoot with it in the driveway and take a few selfies.
I was sad to see it go a close a chapter of my life, but now is the beginning of an exciting new one!