xanthe berkeley | 5 FRIDAY :: FEAR & EXCITEMENT
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At the moment I’m a mixed bag of emotions… Do you ever get that? Lately there’s been a balance of excitement and fear running around in my head.

Lots going on will do this to you. Packing the house, letting go of stuff, staying positive about the future, projects brewing, motherhood, supporting the one you love and then there’s trip to Oasis. Phew!

No wonder this five feelings keep cropping up.

Excitement :: Going to LA and Palm Springs next week!, how did that happen?… It seemed so far away and now it’s almost here… Numbers are getting crossed off the list for sure.

Fear :: Leaving my family for so long. Gulp. They will be fine, they’re even having an adventure of their own. Will it all be ok?

Excitement :: Seeing and being with so many creative souls & the energy and inspiration that brings. Stepping away from reality and having 9 days just to play & shoot… Wow. 

Fear :: Will my time away go by too quickly… Will I get everything I want to do, done? What will it be like? Making new friends, seeing old ones… Feeling nervous for sure.

Excitement :: Sunshine!. Really. Can I really have a mini summer next week?

Feeling unbelievably grateful for all that lies ahead. Here’s hoping the fears are balanced out, even out-weighed, by the excitement. The yin yang of life.

How you feeling? What’s making you excited and fearful all at the same time… Happy weekend…


  • Maureen
    Posted at 17:23h, 15 October Reply

    October has an anniversary in it that requires my speaking about it. I am not one to mind public speaking but when it’s about me publicly discussing something that brings up profound emotion, it’s definitely a fear/excitement event. I am much more of a thinking than a feeler and this speech hits my feeling side hard.

  • Deanna@Snippets from Springdale
    Posted at 00:01h, 14 October Reply

    Oh wow, I am feeling that excitement right along with you, for I too will be right there with you in Palm Springs at OASIS. Breathe, Deanna, breathe. It is almost here and my heart is pounding. See you there!!

  • Yvonne Michelle @Photecstasy
    Posted at 17:07h, 13 October Reply

    A lot has happened in the last few days that I’m forbidden to speak about outside my family… some horrible things that I’m not looking forward to. It’s so selfish of me, but I’m totally fearful about my stress level. How I’ll be able to manage the emotional stress that’s coming our way like a freight train… when I should be thinking about the other family members who will be affected… not me.

    I love your facts, as always, and the images of you are simply stunning!

  • kim klassen
    Posted at 22:58h, 12 October Reply

    hey you…. feeling your feelings…..
    can’t wait to hang with you in LA… we are blessed… beyond…

    love you… xo, Kim

  • Roxi
    Posted at 21:37h, 12 October Reply

    I would be excited too! Some day maybe I’ll get to go. Sounds better than Photoshop World.

  • Tina
    Posted at 16:58h, 12 October Reply

    i’ve been feeling the exact same way lately. a possible job opportunity lies ahead and it’s new and exciting, but also unknown and i’m not sure if i want to quit my job right now…but it might be changing anyways and i might be getting a pay cut soon, so it might be the perfect time to quit, but i don’t know if i can quit nannying this cute little guy, i’m already attached to him and his parents are separating so his life will already be changing a lot..ugh, too many decisions and emotions. (i hope that didn’t overwhelm you more, haha) 😉

    i can’t wait to see your photos from Oasis, you will have so much fun. and your family will miss you but will also have fun and love you all the more when you come back home. 🙂

  • Robyn Greenhouse
    Posted at 16:20h, 12 October Reply

    Have a wonderful time!! When you get back home, it will feel like you never missed a beat!

  • Sherri B.
    Posted at 14:26h, 12 October Reply

    Have a wonderful trip! That whole “excitement/fear” thing is very familiar to me…lol. Your photos capture the mood to perfection.

  • Patrice
    Posted at 12:18h, 12 October Reply

    October is always full of mixed emotions for me…

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