I work for a financial advisor by day and manage a small car obsession at night. What I mean by "manage" is that I resist the urge to buy a new car on a daily basis. My dad posted this pic to his Instagram (yes, he has an Instagram and he knows how to use it). He bought the Tundra brand new and because he is "steady Eddy" he will keep this truck until it dies. My dad is a Number 6 on the Ennegram, a "Loyalist" which means he is "The committed, security-oriented type. Sixes are reliable, hard-working, responsible, and trustworthy." I'm a Number 7, "Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over- extended, scattered, and undisciplined." My cars rarely make it to their expiration date.
My 30's are reinforcing this phrase, "slow is pro". Time takes time. We are waiting on our own desires to become known, waiting on the destinies of others to collide with ours and waiting for an answer. The seasons move in and out taking us with them as it is with time. And yes, in my mind that 300,000 mile mark is an indication of a father who has adopted the phrase "slow is pro" and is hoping that his daughter will consider delaying Number 7's desire to chase every shiny thing.
We'll see. Time will tell <sigh>