Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Outside My Comfort Level

Believe it, or not, I am one of those people that worries about what others think. Because of this, I tend to be reserve in my actions. I shy away from anything that may get me noticed, or could potentially embarrass me. What this means - I take life to seriously.

The other day during Oyster Run, while photographing the Seattle Cossacks, one of the Cossacks asked if I would like to sit on a bike and have my photo taken. I immediately said no, that would mean getting my photo taken (which I hate), being the center of attention (which I am not always comfortable with), and could potentially mean embarrassment (not sure why). Their response to my NO, they laughed. They couldn't believe I would turn it down.

Then it hit me, what was I so afraid of. Big deal if I get my photo taken and big deal if everyone notices. I thought, what the hell and decided to let go, step outside my comfort zone and just enjoy myself. And, I did.

Expressing myself outside my comfort zone. At least this once.  :-0

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wet and Loud

Each year our little town hosts an event that welcomes thousands of motorcyclist.  This year was a little wet and blustery, but that didn't stop them from coming. Not as many showed up due to the weather, but that didn't stop the ROAR! A bonus of this event is the amount of money it brings into town and the surrounding area.