I started driving for Lyft just a few months ago. At first, I thought of it as a nice way to make some extra cash in between voiceover jobs – something to turn to for a sure paycheck at the end of the day. It’s been that, and a lot, lot more. After enthusiastically signing up to schlep folks around town, having my vehicle inspected, and undergoing a background check (passed!), I was on the road in a mere 48 hours.
In fact, maybe I was a little too enthusiastic at the start. My first customer was a nice woman who lives nearby that I took to the airport for her weekly business trip. I think she may have been less enthused than she led on after hearing she was my first customer, but I got her to the right airport with plenty of time to spare. What transpired over the next few months as I worked to reach my 200 ride signing bonus was a series of miraculous connections and conversations that I swear have made me a better, more evolved, more loving human being.Continue Reading