Last weekend I was visiting my sister who lives in Austin. She’s getting married and I went down for BlogHer Food and to see her. We spent the weekend looking at dresses. She has an amazingly gorgeous wedding dress and she had to find the perfect dress for me which I was so honored. We found a dress after two days of searching and I had to get my hair done. I haven’t had it colored in at least six months. I went to the place that she always raves about but the thing was I had to drive myself there and I have no idea where anything is in Austin.
I had to use my phone for directions, and when I use my phone for directions it always tempts me to use it for other things like answering texts. I plugged in the directions before I took off and drove all the way there without using the phone. I mean I used it hands free, just listening to the turn by turn directions.
However, when I was leaving, I stated talking to my husband on texts. I was texting him and then I was ready to leave. I got in the car and started texting again. I put in the directions back to my sisters house and thought about what I was setting myself up for. I made a pledge. A pledge to stop texting while driving so even though I started driving, I left the phone down and didn’t respond to him until I got back to my sisters house. My conversation with my husband was important but not so important it was worth risking the life of someone else on the road. Just think, in a single moment you could be responsible for ruining someone else’s life because you weren’t paying attention.
It’s not worth endangering myself or someone else. Don’t text and drive!.
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