Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When we were living in Missoula there was a drive we would take when we needed a break from it all. The drive was just minutes out of town, but meandered along the river and the base of the mountain. We would cross a one lane bridge and suddenly we were just out of town, away from our worries. There probably wasn't anything special to others about this drive, but to us it meant so much.
Sometimes when I was feeling down I would take the drive by myself as I took in the beauty of Montana. Eric and I would often take the road to work through our plans or dreams for the future. When we were worried about the health of loved ones, we'd hop in the car and go to our drive. Often times we didn't even need to say anything, we just knew and the car would steer itself along the road.
It didn't matter what time of year it was. Summer was gorgeous, we'd roll down the windows and breathe in the air. The Fall was stunning, leaves carpeting the roadway like a golden blanket. Winter was soft and we would drive slowly to avoid ice or watch carefully as we navigated fog. It was always beautiful.
When we would finish the drive we would come out onto the highway and head back into town. Whatever we were working on or working through was still there, but somehow that drive always served to give a little perspective.
I wish I could take that drive today, but I am happy just knowing that it is there.
Where do you go when you need a reset?
Posted by Maria Rose at Wednesday, October 15, 2014