It’s 55 degrees as I’m writing this, but a look at the calendar says it’s going to snow eventually here in upstate New York, so time to put on the snow tires. I don’t want a repeat of last year, when I got stuck in the snow in my driveway as I was on my way to have them installed.

Having tires rotated and changed makes me think about rotation and change in life. It’s either that or stare at tire posters for the next hour.

This year my tire process involves taking existing pieces, combining them with something new (a replacement wheel), shedding some old stuff that doesn’t work as well anymore (old wheel and tires that have come to the “end of the road”), rotating  everything around, and having it all work smoothly.

And that’s how I’m approaching my life: taking the parts that work well, shedding the parts that don’t, adding something new as needed, mixing it all up and having it all work smoothly.  That’s the goal, anyway.

Both processes are ongoing, since I’ll be back here in the spring to swap out the snows and get two new tires, and there’s always something  that life throws your way.  Sometimes it’s more dramatic than other times (the life part). Nothing dramatic this time, but a few useful tweaks here and there. And now I’m ready for the snow. Or at least my car is.