Overconfident Isolation

Perhaps I am an oddity, but I have never left my home alone. Never. Save for a jaunt to class, or a jog back home in our small-town neighbourhood, I haven’t ever spent the day out in public without someone accompanying me. It was an experience, one that I pushed myself to do and I dare say the day was quite memorable. Processed with VSCOcam with p5 preset I ordered these jeans from Asos two months ago. When I opened the package I nearly cried because they were so ugly. Now of course online shopping is never an exact science, but wow these things were bad. My all-knowing mother told me suggested I exercise in them to break them in, so I spent the morning doing yoga in jeans. Gosh am I glad nobody saw me. I then freaked out at them, pulling them in every direction like a small, angry dog with a toy he no longer enjoyed. I rolled up the bottoms and they were good to go. Processed with VSCOcam with n2 preset I had the foresight to bring my EOS M. Nothing can beat the shallow depth of field of a true camera. It all seems very alien, doesn’t it? Processed with VSCOcam with p8 preset The one part of being alone that I am sure was amusing to whomever saw me was the lack of a photographer. The self-timer is a wonderful invention, and sure the focus is off a bit but I think it adds to the mystery. And just look at those gorgeous VSCO Cam colours. Processed with VSCOcam with m4 preset That reminds me. VSCO really needs to develop an app for Mac. No, not more plugins for Lightroom, Photoshop, or the now sadly discontinued (though I refuse to stop using) Aperture but a real app. Then again, I have been holding my breath for an iPad app and the ability to import images at the original size but I digress. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset I have become quite fond of my Jack Spade bag. I stuffed it with a reusable Starbucks cup (you save ten cents per drink, the cup was $1, so I only have nine more drinks to break even but helping the environment a little bit is worth it), my sunglasses, headphones, iPad mini, and the Fall 2014 edition of Porter Magazine. I fit right into the Starbucks crowd. Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset The tide was rather receded, which meant an interesting view of tiny pebbles, moss, and other remnants from the lake floor. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset I cannot decide if taking your own photographs is more diva than having someone else do it for you, but what I know for sure is overcoming my fear of facing society alone wasn’t that scary after all. Go me.

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