All day therapy.
It's a bit of a revelation for me - I've never had counselling of this kind before.
It took the form of sitting on the back of a motorbike. Thoughts came and went, they didn't dwell. I have my best ideas sitting on the narrow seat, buffeted by the wind, watching the countryside rush by.
But, surprisingly, on the third day I'd had enough.
At one point I found myself crying, the tears rolled and my nose ran (not to be recommended while wearing a bike helmet), the raw emotion took me by surprise - I actually said 'oh, I’m crying.' As if it was happening to someone else. I also laughed out loud and occasionally cringed and shook my head – I may have blushed at some point too (totally recommended in a bike helmet!)
But I skated through my achievements, re-lived adventures, smiled at the life of laughter Noel and I have created and share.
I cringed at my errors, my own thoughtless comments, ideas, and actions.
I came up with a new invention - it's linked to travel, now that's a surprise!
We were in Italy - travelling from Belgium to Abruzzo. This blog will continue with our journey in Italy with stunning pictures and fun stories to make you smile and to make you think.
In the back of my mind, I am already hatching a plan to avoid another big therapy session with myself on the return trip. Perhaps a radio via a small earphone in my helmet, perhaps a kindle strapped to Noel's back, so I can read as we hurtle along. Oh! I feel another invention coming on!
Have you had an unplanned therapy session?
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