Free Association Friturday

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Hi all! Happy Friturday! A combination of Friday and Saturday.

I don’t normally post after hours but today I felt compelled to make a post despite not having anything on mind. I think this is because there will be a huge break in posts if I don’t post this week as I’ll be out of town next week. I’ll be on a short road trip down the Oregon coast. I heard it’s supposed to be pretty nice there… we’ll see. I’ll be packing light in terms of camera equipment. I plan to pack my D800 with my go to lens, the 24-70mm and a couple of spare batteries. And that should be it. So yeah trip down to Oregon and packing light. Oh and the medications. Damn. Nearly forgot about them. I have to pack that too.

Ugh you know what I hate about travelling? Toilets. I’m the kind of person who’s really anal about toilets. I can’t use public toilets, I have trouble using friends’ toilets and yeah. I get really anxious and panicky when I’m faced with having to use them. I don’t know what it is. Maybe is the idea of using something foreign for something so “intimate.” Does anyone else feel this way about toilets? When I was travelling in Beijing, despite the hotel’s bathrooms and toilets being nearly pristine I was still super iffy about using their toilets. Anyway, so that’s my toilet story.

Nothing much happened this week. It was a short week because Monday was a public holiday. Tuesday I had a Bible study group where we read from different verses and discussed it’s meaning. It really put me out of my comfort zone. I don’t like to deal with strangers and I especially don’t like having to sit down for an hour with five strangers discussing what I think about a particular passage. I could feel myself shutting down and going into hibernation mode. I felt very raw and exposed. I was definitely not in a good place. I wasn’t in my happy place. I don’t really have a positive coping mechanism for it. Instead, as mentioned earlier, I tend to just shut down completely and go into autopilot mode. I should ask my psychiatrist about that next time I see him. I mean it’s not even the people. They were great really supportive and they were encouraging and positive. It’s just me and my inability to manage being in a room full of strangers. So Tuesday’s Bible study group was the highlight of my week. I still haven’t done the photoshoot for my new watch. But that’s not because I didn’t have time but rather I got lazy.

Today’s picture I believe is the interior workings of a Ferrari I can’t remember. Who’s getting tired of cars?

Anyway I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine. And as always your thoughts and comments are welcomed below!

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