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I haven’t hung out with anyone (other than my family) in over a week. I isolated myself for a little while, unintentionally at first. Admittedly, I’ve been torn over a few issues these past few weeks. For me, it’s easier to push people away instead of asking for help. It’s just the way I am, and the way I have always been (and probably always will be). I usually like to sort through things on my own, and be alone. This is not to say that I don’t appreciate my loving family, friends, and boyfriend, but sometimes I just need to stand on my own two feet. People aren’t always going to be there to help me when I fall. I’ve learned that the hard way. I’m very independent and don’t really like investing too much time into others. I know that may sound strange to some, but I guess I just place a high value on my alone-time.

I took a midnight drive last night, because that’s when I do my clearest thinking. It’s just me, my music (okay, well not technically my music), and the road. There’s no where I need to be, and there is no one I need to answer to (unless I roll through a stop sign, and a police officer happens to be there–and trust me, with my luck..he will be there!!!). It’s nice to just be alone with your thoughts. Driving is one of my favorite ways to clear my head. I’ve done a lot of driving, especially considering my many 10 hour rides home (& back) from school last year. It has definitely helped me sort through many of my problems!

Anyway, I don’t really know what point I’m trying to make here. I think I’m just trying to say that it’s important to make time for yourself. It’s important to be alone sometimes. It helps you make sense of all the things going on in the crazy world around you. Take a drive, or do whatever it is that brings you clarity.

In conclusion, (I feel like I’m writing a paper…) I will get back to better blogging habits (as things start to get better for me). I know that I had previously mentioned I started a new blog and that I would be on this one less, but I have decided that I will put an equal amount of effort into both. I really like this blog, and my site stats are waaayy up for once! (odd, considering I’ve done my least amount of posting the past month). Okay, enough rambling. Forty minutes until Friday! Have a nice weekend everyone.

I know I’ve posted this photo of me before (in color), but I found it suitable for this post.


3 comments on “Drive

  1. The Simplest Thing
    November 4, 2011

    Hi Krista. I take a walk down by the river when i need to think. There’s something about water, being on a beach by the sea is even better but alas the ocean is not nearby, so I have to make do with the river Thames. What music do you play while you drive? I hope whatever it is that you’re struggling with is behind you soon, until then keep driving 🙂

    • scenicroadway
      November 4, 2011

      A walk by the river sounds like a good solution to a rough day. We don’t have many bodies of water other than creeks, and a reservoir within a ten mile radius. If I lived near a river or beach I would probably spend most of my time there though! The water is soothing, and I know what you mean. I listen to a wide variety of music when I drive. Mat Kearney, The Fray, Rob Thomas, and Matt Nathanson are a few of my most played artists while driving. Thanks Jeremy!

      • The Simplest Thing
        November 4, 2011

        Hi, I’ve got a Mat Kearney track on my playlist – Where We Gonna Go From Here – Me likes! 🙂 And everyone likes a bit of the Fray 🙂

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