Moodscope's blog



Life is a road trip. Saturday September 13, 2014

I came across the road analogy on Facebook.

The different roads we take may lead us to a busy highway, a lovely beautiful country lane, a frightening dark alleyway, or even a foreign land where we need a map.

We may encounter multi-lane roundabouts, one-way streets, pot holes or even breakdowns.

Are we driving or is there someone else at the wheel?

Are we navigating?

Are we in our car by ourself or with our partner? Is our car filled with kids?

Is it well-maintained?

Have we run out of petrol?

Do we need to invest in an upgraded car which is more reliable and easier to maintain?

Do we need to take out a loan? Do we need to wait, plan and save for our dream car?

Do we rush out and get the flashiest car in the lot and take out a costly, high-interest financial plan?

My perfect vehicle would be a brand new, customised VW Van/Bus! It would be painted with my (and my husband and kid's) favourite artists designs, and their colourful art. It would have state-of-the-art fuel economy, sustainability and be environmentally friendly. Leather seats. A sound and entertainment system. GPS. Internet. A cosy 'snug' for reading and writing. Comfy beds. The ability to fly! Space for all. Picnic sets. Outdoor furniture. Cashmere throws. Cushions. Funky furniture. Bikes or a small car to pop in to town with. Maybe even a driver! :-)

I love dreaming. It is so much fun.

A Moodscope member.

Permalink  |  Blog Home


Julia Sat, Sep 13th 2014 @ 10:46am

It is good to dream Theresa and to stand and stare. Did the road analogy concentrate on dreaming as a calming thing to do or the different paths dreams will take you to? Probably both! I dream of being able to afford an architecture designed house like on Grand Designs, all modern, wood, glass and surrounded by trees and Kevin McCloud somewhere in the equation. Yes dreaming can be fun and calming.

Anonymous Sat, Sep 13th 2014 @ 11:15am

Cheered me up!
Morris Traveller.
Sunny Autumn day.
Sometimes losing the ability to daydream is my worst part of being ill. It's like having a brick in the toilet cistern. Thank you.
Love from the room above the garage.

Di Murphey Sat, Sep 13th 2014 @ 1:06pm

Dearest Theresa ~
I love to dream. Dreams don't cost anything.Your dream of a car made my day and made me laugh and hoot and sing.
Di Murphey

Lex McKee Sat, Sep 13th 2014 @ 10:02pm

Hey RATG... everything you do is Art...x

Lex McKee Sat, Sep 13th 2014 @ 10:03pm

And now I'm singing to myself, "Another Brick in the Bog!"

Annie Sun, Sep 14th 2014 @ 1:39am

Yes, This is a great tool for finding out where we are right now. Mine is a boat. What type of boat am I right now? Where am I? Am I in a port? On the ocean? In a river, or lake? Is the water rough or smooth? What's the weather like? Am I in good repair? How many people on board? Through the years I have gone from a great English War Ship to a windsurfer with my boat! It's very telling and revealing exercise, and your post reminds me that I must look again, to see where I am. Suspect I am in port for repairs right now, as my health has crashed a bit! haha!
Thanks for your post Theresa.

Theresa NZ Sun, Sep 14th 2014 @ 3:01am

I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog. Thanks so much for your replies. I have only started sharing my writing on my FB page Aunty Trees, Writer. I'm loving the Road Trip Songs you have shared mine is 'Life is a Highway'. The boat analogy is good too. I have a toddler sitting on my knee as I type this .... argh! Yes .... Dreams are free and fun! When I am feeling good I am a total dreamer and when I am feeling blah ...i got nothin! xo T

Anonymous Sun, Sep 14th 2014 @ 8:28am

Aw thank you
I'm going to be singing that all day!

You must login to leave a comment.

What is Moodscope?

Moodscope members seek to support each other by sharing their experiences through this blog. If you’d like to receive these daily posts by email, just sign up to Moodscope now, completely free of charge.

Moodscope is an innovative way for people to treat their own low mood problems using an engaging online tool. Anyone in the world can accurately assess and track daily mood scores over a period of time. We have proved that the very act of measuring, tracking and sharing mood can actually lift it. Join now.

Blog Archive


Posts and comments on the Moodscope blog are the personal views of Moodscope members, they are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. Moodscope makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this blog or found by following any of the links.

Moodscope will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

We exist to help people to positively manage their moods. You can contribute by taking the test, sharing your experience on the blog or contributing funds so we can keep it free for all who need it.

Moodscope® is © Moodscope Ltd 2018. Developed from scales which are © 1988 American Psychological Association. Cannot be reproduced without express written permission of APA.