drive fast, wind in my hair

Monday, September 16

My favorite place to be in the fall is behind the wheel of my car. Whether I'm alone or with a co pilot, I love leaving the world flying behind my car as I soar through a mountain pass. Ever since I turned 16 I've seen my car as a portal to freedom and a place to go for solace. Winter is hard since I don't want to drive through mountains as much in the snow. It's also essential that these drives have the windows down and that can be quite challenging in the frigid air. Don't get me wrong, I'll do it. It's just not the same as it is in the fall.

I love being brushed by the stinging autumn air while I blast my music, singing until my vocal chords are a tangle in my throat, my lungs burning with release. I like driving in Ogden Canyon. Any canyon really. Give me a place where I can feel alone from people but connected to nature and bonded to the road.

I like seeing the world around me spinning out of control as my mind tries to get a handle on its emotions and thoughts. This month has been a mess and I needed to let go and drive away from life for a while.






It felt nice to escape reality for a while. It's always hard to come back, though. I could just drive on forever. 

19 comments:

  1. I love the way you described your car as a portal of freedom. I feel the very same way. My husband and I are soon purchasing an RV to live in full-time and travel the country so I can very much relate to that feeling you get behind the wheel, with the windows down. :)

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  2. i hear ya lady. there is not place like behind the wheel. going for a drive is the one thing i have that helps me clear my head, and really think about things. having a broken car has made this quite difficult, and it is pissing me off. haha

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    1. Welp we can drive tomorrow :) It will be wonderful.

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  3. nothing like a good drive! gorgeous pictures! xo

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  4. beautiful pictures. & i agree, drives are so therapeutic. beautifully written.

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    1. Thanks! It was a great drive that day. SOO needed :) I took another today.

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  5. This is so inspiring. I can't drive yet, but when I can i'm sure i'll embrace it like you do <3

    CharlotteHavs

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    1. Girl you will love it! I will always remember the first day I drove by myself through that canyon right after i got my license. It's addicting.

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  6. So true! I never really thought about it that way. But in the car, speeding past all of the beautiful things with the fresh air coming through your windows. That's the place to be in the fall.

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  7. great pics http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to check out your blog :)

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  8. Oh my GOD! I'm so jealous!!! So so so lucky you!!!
    Apparently we don't have mountains down there - and they are the best things I love about the nature.
    And I don't have driving license either. Never tried to get one. Never had an opportunity to get a car.
    So I'm so damn jealous for you!!!
    Canyons - girl, you live in a heaven!!! :))
    Geez. I could drive forever like that as well! :)

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  9. This is so liberating and awesome to drive off in the midst of such stunning landscapes..lovely pictures!
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    1. Thanks :) It was such a gorgeous day! Can't wait to explore your blog.

      Em

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  10. Your escape does sound refreshing. And your photos smell like freedom. :-)

    ~Melodies In The Sand~

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  11. i love driving without a final destination, just drive and see where you'll end up. it feels great and allows me to think and forget things for a little while.

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  12. Ah I just had to come and comment on this post out of all your latest, in trying not to spam. This hit home a lot, literally perfect. Your words are perfect too "leaving the world flying behind my car" and the description of a "portal to freedom". I feel like jumping up and hopping into my car to nowhere right now. Your photos are beautiful too, I wish I was right there in those mountains looking at that glorious blue sky. Ah!

    Laura
    http://lauraslw.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) Seriously nothing is better than escaping in a car. I did it again this last weekend :) It's been a theme lately.

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  13. One of my favorite things to do is driving through the mountains! Great photos and words.

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Thank you for your words; they light a fire in my heart. You are lovely.