Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Some people are afraid of flying. Others are afraid of heights. My fear is earthquakes. Yes, I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life. And yes, I’ve been in all the big ones over the last 27 and a half years. But, I’m still deathly afraid of earthquakes. Every time I go on vacation somewhere far, far away I always hope that the “Big One” will happen while I’m gone. Is that weird? And when I have to stay the night by myself the first thing that I think is, “What if there’s an earthquake?”. I was talking to my Dad and he was saying how I have nothing to worry about. That buildings today are all retrofitted and that they aren’t going to collapse. But, I stopped him in mid sentence and said that it’s not the dying in an earthquake that scares me or that my house will fall down, it’s just the earthquake itself that scares the crap out of me. It’s the sound of the earth moving right before the shaking starts and the fact that I know there will be tons of aftershocks after the fact. I panic and can’t move. I just HATE earthquakes. And my Dad said, “Oh. I get it now. That’s your thing. You just don’t like earthquake.” YES! That’s why I would sleep in the door jam for weeks at a time after an earthquake when I was little. Well, I’m glad my Dad now finally understands me after 27 and a half years.

So yesterday’s 5.4 earthquake, which was centered just miles from our home, was no fun for me. I just thank god that Chuck was home. He had just come home for his lunch break ten minutes before the earthquake. With the baby I don’t know what I would have done by myself. And then I couldn’t be by myself when he went back to work so I went to my mother in law’s house for a couple of hours. I was so happy she was home because I could not be by myself. You can call me a baby if you’d like, but everyone has their thing that they are afraid of and earthquakes are mine. I wish more than anything I wasn’t so scared, but I don’t think anything is going to change at this point in my life!

Well, onto some happier news! Chelsea and Sean’s wedding was featured on the Southern Wedding Magazine Blog. I love those girls over there and was so honored to be featured again! And I am very excited to announce that DrewB Photography is included in the Elizabeth Anne Designs Library. The Library is a list of the best wedding professionals from across the country and I am so honored to be included in it! When I saw the photographers they included from California I was honestly shocked to see my name among them. Thank you ladies of Elizabeth Anne Designs! If you’re a bride definitely check out the Library and their blog for some amazing inspiration!

Keep your fingers crossed that we have no more earthquakes so I can get some work done!

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5 Responses to Shake, Rattle, and Roll

  1. thanks so much for blogging about our launch!

  2. Katie Jo says:

    It’s like a page from my own life. I grew up in Southern California, and now live in Michigan. All I could think the other day was how thankful I was to not be there. The only time I ever felt the need to crawl into bed with my parents was when there were earthquakes, even when I was in high school. And I always scared myself to sleep anticipating the ground rumbling and the sound of windows rattling, so much so that I would sleep with my head under the covers and just about smother myself. I grew up in Big Bear so the chances of earthquakes in the middle of the night were pretty high. Anyway, the point of this is that I was always the only one who was deathly afraid. I am glad I am not alone in the world =)

  3. Ashley says:

    I never thought I was really afraid of eq’s until this last one! Man oh man. My phobia is needles, which is much less avoidable. I’m so glad Chuck was home! I’m also so afraid of being alone when they occur.

  4. Jamie says:

    Hi Drew!
    I keep checking the blog for baby Bittle’s new chair pictures…. I think you may be getting a bit behind huh?
    I can’t wait to see how big he’s getting!
    I’ve been following your blog since just before your maternity shoot and i always look so forward to seeing Brayden.
    I’m pregnant with my first and looking forward to taking pictures every month as well.
    Congrats on how well everything seems to be going this summer! I’ll be checking back often! Happy Summer!

  5. Sarah says:

    It certainly doesn’t seem irrational to me that you fear earthquakes. As soon as I felt the shaking start, I was under my desk at work in record time. Before the thing had even ended, I had already decided my husband – who works pretty high up in a skyscraper – was dead and that life as I knew it was over.

    So I guess it makes sense to me. I just want the Big One to never happen! =)

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