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!