Saint Patrick’s Day is this weekend, and it’s got me reminiscing about last year. My boyfriend and I took a road trip to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate this high-spirited holiday, ran into some college friends, and lived it up! Here are some must-dos if you’re planning a trip down this year.
The holidays can get a little crazy. Whether you’re traveling or people are coming to stay with you, the break in your normal schedule can be especially hard for those of us with mental health issues. It’s more important than ever to up the self-care and stick to a schedule.
Check out these highlights from the last five stops on the second half of the trail including a short description of the facility, interesting aspects of the tour, information about the tastings, and anything else you may want to know. (Plus a few things you didn’t know you wanted to know!)
I know that drinking with depression isn’t always a good idea. I know that when I drink too many days in a row, my medication doesn’t work well and I end up having a few bad days before my brain straightens itself out. I also know that to be happy and get through life with this illness, I need to be able to go on cool trips and drink bourbon and feel normal for a few days. So I did.
We’d visited this cute farm-to-table restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia twice before and fallen in love. The cocktails were creative and perfectly balanced. The cheese plate was unreal. And the fresh, flavorful entrees… I mean, c’mon!
In the villages of Cuba, I saw people living in wooden shacks that would hardly be considered tree houses in America. Their “homes” crumbled around them as they washed their clothes with a hose from outside. But still they spent their days smiling and giving thanks to God.
So, imagine my pure joy when I discovered a tiny, free app on my phone that can whisk me away from my overbearing emotions with a pair of headphones and a tap of my finger. Now entering…the world of podcasts.