Dear Marina, I know your really busy staring at the twinkling phone screen while telling me all your life problems. I truly am sorry. I just wanted to let you know, in case you forgot, you are behind the steering wheel. We are going somewhere, and I’d like to get there. I don’t mean to be rude. But please keep your eyes on the road. I don’t care if you do this all time or if you consider yourself an expert. It shouldn’t be that way. Do you ever take the time to think: Can I recklessly endanger myself or the girl in my back seat, just for a ding sound from my phone. Sometimes I feel like hiding your phone or brushing you off when you get emotional, but please the car is moving and I like the idea of living. No notification or flash from your phone matters more than the moment I get to walk down that stage with my cap and gown. Keep your eyes on the road and your mind alert, there is so much that life hasn’t given us yet. Love, Your cousin in the back seat
Just a letter to a family member who has a hard time keeping her eyes on the road.. It’s an ongoing family complaint. Thought it would be nice to involve a bit of my personal life into it.