#GapYear1992

Its 2.4 miles from Hampstead Village to Golder’s Green in London.

A 12 minute drive thru narrow, winding roads during non-peak hours.

We did it in 6!

At 2am in the morning.

To the ear splitting music of “Under the Bridge” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

I had just finished my shift.

As a server in a posh French restaurant.

And a colleague gave me a ride home in his white Beemer

I was 18 years old and taking in Life.

BIG GULPS at a time!

Truth is I still remember that drive every time the Chili Peppers come on the radio.

It was exhilarating.

Frightening.

And colossally stupid.

Of course age teaches you a few things (hopefully).

We (try) learn some tricks to help smooth out the highs and the lows that come our way.