Tuesday, June 08, 2010

How I Can Travel

Followers of this blog know that I have trouble going outside or to stores, whatever.. Yet I can also go on vacations and this might cause some confused head scratching. I'll try to explain.

It's being where people can see me.. and in my mind judge me.. that bothers me the most maybe. Being inside my home is safe for me. Hardly anyone stops by. It's just me and Mr. Skittles. On rare occasions the doorbell rings? I hide.

When we travel we don't go to amusement parks or crowded places. We enjoy seeing nature, national parks and monuments.. places of historical interest. Places we can drive through. I transfer my safe place from home to the car. That's why I can do that.

We eat a lot of fast food in the car. Occasionally we go into a restaurant but it has to feel right (safe) for me first. I get out at rest areas or gas stations to use the restroom.Even those have to feel safe in order for me to get out.

It's all about what feels ok and safe for me. Mr. Skittles knows this and luckily he likes to do the same things on vacations so there's no conflict between us. So that's how I'm able to travel.


Anonymous said...

I can definitely relate to this post. I sometimes feel that I am teetering on the verge of this. I rarely go out, but it's because I have five young children. When the doorbell rings, I hide also and you explained your reasons for this very well and I actually understand how I feel better :) Glad that you can get away for a vacation every now and then.

Berni said...

That is very difficult for both of you. I am glad you enjoy a trip though

Rose said...

i think it's great for you and your husband to go on trips. sounds like both of you are a match made. praise yourself that you don't always not leave the nest. rose

Nikki Neurotic said...

It's great that you are able to go on car trips like that, I'm sure it helps.

Misty DawnS said...

The other day, Hubs said to me, "Ya know, if you had it your way, you'd NEVER leave our property." He's SOOOOOOOOO right - I just wanna be in my home or in my woods. I don't wanna go to parties, I don't wanna go shopping, I don't wanna go anywhere! LOL

Forgetfulone said...

Makes perfect sense to me!