April 25, 2010

Amateur Adventurer

Today I really wanted to take some photos of a festival that was going on in my home town, but i didn't want to go alone... I never really want to go anywhere alone. Why? I don't know, I guess I used to feel like going alone was equivalent to vulnerability and in a way it is. My want of taking a photo outweighed the fear of being alone and I went. It was quite awkward at first; I felt on edge, shoulders back, face firm, back straight...and then everything just kind of relaxed me. I didn't stay long because the pollen count was extremely high and I started having a reaction but I enjoyed just walking around, keeping my opinions to myself, not having to constantly check to make sure a companion was still in toe...it was me and just me. You'll see the pictures soon on my other page and i'll post a link here when i do.

Photo found on weheartit.com


  1. i am glad to hear you broke free from your inner fear of going somewhere alone. now that you have experienced it once, i am sure you will do it again and again. it is quite free and liberating to do things on your own and make your own decisions and not have to worry about what the other people with you want to do or where they want to go. can't wait to see your pics, i am sure they'll look amazing-they always do. :)

  2. Yay! Sounds like a good day :) I'm glad you decided to go! It's nice to go for a solo journey sometimes- you can go where you like and do what you want, and just be free!
    Looking forward to seeing the photos!