Adventure is the Answer
Receiving a phone call from the district attorney where I not only was referred to as the "victim" but accidentally called by another name had me completely discouraged about my upcoming trial and triggered me beyond belief into a state of hopelessness. I curled up in a ball and cried. The thought of testifying against someone whom I loved deeply and who hurt me immensely is too much to bare.
Usually when PTSD strikes- I retaliate with flight. I get out of town and drive far away. I love the idea of nobody knowing where I'm going, how long I will stay or where I will be next. I have found soothing in my solitude. My car is in the shop and has been out of commission for 2 months now...I've done a pretty good job to adjusting to Uber's, light rails and of course walking everywhere....but what about when I need to leave the city?
First I added a plea to my Instagram story asking for someone to take me to the mountains...then I decided the only person I should rely on to save me is myself. So I rented a car and drove myself to Breckenridge. Arriving in one of my favorite mountain towns was exactly what my soul needed to feel refreshed and reminded that I truly am safe and at home wherever I am.
I spent the day walking around the town, drinking coffee and shopping along the strip. I went to "Space Cowboy" and picked up a teal drug rug and some essential oil. It's my favorite little head shop to pick up some dead head memorabilia.
For me, the best part of the day was driving from Breckenridge to Frisco and watching the sky turn every brilliant shade of pink, purple, blue, orange and yellow as the sun set over the Rocky Mountains.
As I drove back home along the gorgeous i70 route- I was reminded that there is so much beauty in this world. No matter how crazy downtown Denver can get and how intense our lives can at times be....the calm of the mountains and a meditative state of mind will always exist. Go where positive energy flows and allow the events of your life to help you learn and grow.
Yoga pants/hoodie : Alo Yoga
Sweater/Purse: Free People
Thanks so much for taking the time to read about this adventure!
Until next time! Peace, love, namaste!