Shelly

Road trip, anyone?

I have always related to the turtle.  It is a lot like me.  If I didn’t know any better (and I don’t), I would say that the turtle is the agoraphobic of the reptile world.  After all, doesn’t he like to hide in his shell — his home — a lot?

Perhaps the turtle is more like the vacationer, traveling around in his RV, taking his home with him wherever he goes — such a comforting thought.

I don’t know how many people are fans of the turtle.  Perhaps I’ll start a movement.  And though he may not be furry and cuddly like a lot of creatures, there are a few things you cannot deny: the turtle gets the job done, slow and steady wins the race, the turtle is one of the oldest creatures on our planet, surviving from prehistoric time.

I consider myself lucky to be just like the turtle.  I am a survivor!

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About Joe

Freelance designer and writer whose goal is to help others by writing about my experiences with fear and anxiety (agoraphobia), health struggles (cancer) and my wonderfully-happy life as a husband and stay-at-home dad. I want to empower everyone to have a happy life.

6 responses »

  1. HI JOE— WE LOVE TURTLES— & WE HAVE A TURTLE FEEDING STATION IN OUR YARD— HERE IS A BLOG POST I DID ABOUT OUR TURTLES WE FEED—– HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!! http://sondasmcschatter.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/our-life-on-the-wild-side/

  2. Colleen says:

    I love turtles but rarely see them. When I was a kid we had a turtle (I think a snapping turtle) we rescued and kept in roll top bathtub on the back porch. 😀

  3. anfinsenart says:

    We have large turtles in Florida. When we lived in Phoenix, my children brought a desert tortoise across country when we moved to Kansas City. Sam lived in our basement during hibernation and ate lettuce and fruit. He died in his third year with us. I don’t have any idea how old he was. Turtles are interesting, for sure; but not very cuddly.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I have to disagree 🙂 The turtle isn’t agoraphobic, the turtle is chemically sensitive 🙂 . He has to carry his home around so he has a safe place to stay when he travels. Either way, what could be better than always being home?

  5. Someone just called me a turtle! I do act likethe tturtle in many ways. He said I was shy and when new people would come around I go in hiding. But, Slow and steady…I’ll remember that.

    • Joe says:

      I act the same way, and I don’t think there is a single thing wrong with it. When you know yourself, you empower yourself!

      Thank you for your comment! 🙂

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