Life can get hectic, so brief windows of alone time are sometimes precious. Yes, often during a journey between commitments, these small gaps in an otherwise busy day can be vital for our general well-being. So when Dorothy Lopez Ortiz was disturbed during her car ride to work, she assumed it would be a negative experience.
In the warm Las Vegas temperatures of June 15, 2016, Ortiz tackled rush hour on Interstate 15. With just over a half-hour drive, it was the perfect chance to start the day doing something she loves: singing. Not only a proven stress reliever, singing can help people stay positive throughout the day.
“I only have 35 minutes in the morning and 35 minutes in the afternoon so that’s when I just sing my heart out,” the bubbly mum-of-three told Las Vegas KSNV News 3. “I’m Mariah Carey at that time.” But her unhindered vocal cords were not her only indulgence that Wednesday morning.