January 13, 2011 by jessperriam
I’ve donned the explorer hat (actually, I’m not wearing a hat. We’ll call it the Emperor’s New Hat) and I’m in the Northern Hemisphere.
Arriving somewhere new always sucks for me. I’m sure I’ve told you about the whole anxiety problemos before. If I weren’t jetlagged (my current excuse for slothfulness) I’d link you up to it.
The symptoms are mild panic, some nausea and a head full of ‘what on earth am I doing here?’. I’m not mentally comfortable with the idea of uprooting myself, on my own and venturing into the unknown. I never have been yet the more I do it – the more I force myself to do it – the less of a crazy reaction I have.
The treatment? A sleeping tablet, a quiet book, earplugs and telling a friend how you’re feeling (many, many thanks to the friend I lent on). And the next day some aimless wandering tends to do the trick. But warning, a side effect may be that you take a touristy walking tour of London without taking a camera to capture precious memories of places such as Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Who am I kidding? I don’t think I’d do the happy snap in front of BuckPal ever.
Oh and this is my first taste of winter since 2009. I actually prefer winter over summer (but the in between seasons are the best) so hopefully I won’t be too disappointed about the drizzle and the lack of sunshine.
More news as it comes to hand.