WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – I’d Rather Be… On the Road Again
A few years ago, I suffered from a serious depressive episode – you know, the kind where you just want to run away. I’m not ashamed that even though I was nearly 50 years old at the time, I still needed my mum. So I packed my bags and headed out on the road for the 1,500 kilometre trip north to mum’s.
As you can imagine, this (a severely-depressed Type 1 diabetic prone to hypoglycemia, travelling alone on country backroads) caused my family quite some consternation. So a compromise was reached. I would drive north, and my love would fly up and we would drive home together. I’ve always loved road trips, but something changed in me on that trip. I was free. The sun and the countryside re-charged me. I put on my CDs and sang my heart out. And when I had to stop for roadworks, I whipped out my thermos and enjoyed a cup of tea. So now, when I feel a bit down, I take to the road. Here are a few photos I’ve taken from my car on various road trips.
As the days shorten, I can feel a subtle change in my mood. The road is calling. I won’t leave just yet. I’ll wait until I am well and truly in Winter’s clutches. Then I’ll head north. To mum and the sun.
Sing with me….
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PS. I’ve just realised I should have used the Willie Nelson song. You know the one. No matter, just google it and have another singalong.