In March 2016 I found out that Tesla came out with their Model X car and my local showroom had one. I saw it and liked it, but left it alone because it wasnâ€™t the right time for me.
Twenty months later, I had a few minutes to spare before my appointment at the Apple store, so I stopped into the Tesla store with hopes of quickly test driving a Model X. Instead of quickly driving the car, they said â€œdo you want to take the Model X for a few days?â€ I thought that the employee was joking, so I stared at him for a few moments. He stared back. He was serious. So I was serious. â€œSure!!â€ And just like that, I found myself driving around in a super-bright red Tesla Model X.
I couldnâ€™t get the car out of my mind, so when my sister asked me for my Christmas list the following week, it had one item on it: The Tesla Model X. Did I expect her to buy me a car? Not really, but you miss 100% of the shots that you donâ€™t take. I didn’t get the car for Christmas, but I kept hope alive!
Then in February I made the bold claim that I was going to get a Tesla Model X by the end of the year. At that moment, I had no idea how I would get it, but I knew that it costs nothing to dream and everything not to. Then one day I found myself in a snow storm where my car was stuck on the highway. The thought crossed my mind that â€œif I had a Model X, I could probably drive through all of this snow with no problem.â€ Somehow it made sense in my mind to take out my laptop, tether to my phoneâ€™s internet connection, go on the Tesla website, and reserve a Model X online while stuck on the highway in the snow. I didn’t have all of the details figured out, but I didn’t want to get trapped in “analysis paralysis” and cause overthinking to make me miss a potential blessing.
A few weeks later, my Model X was delivered, I named her Judith and I immediately planned a makeover for her. Now it has been five months of owning Judy and Iâ€™m still in disbelief that everything came together this quickly and smoothly. From dreaming about a car in January to owning my favorite car in my favorite color with my favorite wheels in August, I’m amazed and elated.
Welcome to the family, Judith!!
Here is a video of each of the moments described above: