Me and my Mama decided to go for a bit of a trip away.
Huge deal for me … I haven’t been anywhere for ages … I don’t usually go anywhere without the partner … strange place … strange smells … the unknown.
But whilst festering in bacteria in the hospital the other week, I decided that I really needed to start getting out more, and doing things that I actually enjoyed … and which didn’t involve a hospital!
Aside from that … I figured if I managed an ambulance and a hospital; 2 of my worst things to do … then I could probably handle some ME time away from my home.
So, with decision made last Thursday, I tried not to focus on the unknowns and focus on the excitement part instead.
… I get to spend time with my Mama
… We both enjoy photography and would get to take a shitload of photos on our trip
… We were going to the Taranaki, and I’d wanted to go there for ages
… Something different
I spent the entire day packing and reorganising and repacking and covered all my bases; taking everything I thought I might need; stuff to decrease anxiety; all my little ‘bag of tricks’; I packed them all!
The morning of, I was as nervous as hell and thought about pulling out, but didn’t. The partner dropped me off at Mamas, and even he was more than a lot surprised! We packed up the car, Mama and Me, and we headed out!
Without going into the blow by blow … I did it! And I enjoyed it .. loved it in fact!
I had a couple of freak out moments where I wanted to cover my ears and close my eyes and breath … so I did. And guess what … I survived!
We spent 2 nights and 3 days away. And I thoroughly fucking enjoyed all of it! So much so, we gonna do it again in a few months!!!
I’m enjoying the feeling of some kind of freedom – the freedom I used to have, but better!
photos of our expedition ;)