The One Thing I Can’t Live Without


Over the years of dealing with depression and anxiety, one of the most important things I’ve had to learn, (and sometimes have to keep learning) is how to cope with the anxiety. One of the ways I’ve learned to cope is to just get out. So naturally, the one thing I can’t live without is my jeep. Really, I’d settle for any vehicle that runs. But since getting my jeep in March of 2013, I have absolutely fallen in love with it.


I can’t tell you how many days I’ve felt claustrophobic in my own house, or stuck inside my own head, even. I’m sure some of you know the feeling. My escape is driving. And of course, good music. Driving is insanely therapeutic for me, and I don’t know what I’d do without it. Actually, scratch that. From 2013 into 2013, I went 9 months without driving, and it was HELL. I never want to be in that situation ever again.



The jeep specifically gives me a freedom and joy that I’ve never felt before. My vehicle is better than most (in my opinion) because it’s taken me to some pretty cool places. I’ve been to the top of Saddleback Mountain (here in Orange County, CA) more times than I can count. There’s nothing better than being out in the dirt, with the windows down and the music up. I’ve been in the sunshine, watched the sun set, and seen the stars and city lights from over 5,000 feet of elevation.


What can’t you live without?


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  • i love this. i love the way you looked at it. these pictures are fantastic. excellent post!!

    • Ahh thank you!! I really liked this prompt. Didn’t even have to think twice. 🙂

  • I know the feeling, we’ve been relying on public transport for two years!

    • Public transportation is awful! Here in Orange County, busses are ALWAYS late. I once sat and waited for an extra 45 minutes.. Ridiculous.

      • that’s how it was in Mexico too, well there they don’t have schedules so it makes it a little worse.