Saturday, 25 April 2015

KODAK MOMENTS #10


Things I love: Sightseeing, experiencing other cultures and weekend getaways.

Things I hate: traveling. 

Well, I actually enjoy a train journey and I have mastered the art of the bus nap (after years of resting on strangers shoulders). I can really appreciate a few hours on transport with a good book or catching up on work / sleep. All except the transport that happens hundreds of miles above Earth.

Unfortunately as I live in Northern Ireland I have to grab a flight to get out of the country and end up boarding a quite a few each year. It's hell off earth. Suffering from panic attacks leaves me believing that as soon as I am onboard I will inevitably freak out and have no way of escaping the claustrophobic scenario and there would be a 100% chance that I will die mid-air. Ofcourse this is untrue and all in my head but it doesn't take away from the fact that airplanes are insane and flying is MENTAL. This is something I am working on overcoming before my next flight (this week).

Usually I prep for flying by ignoring the fact that it is happening and that I'm going to be getting on any flights then a few nights beforehand I will start worrying and often dreaming about all of the things that could, but rarely happen. I understand that looking at the statistics of flying and safety, my fear is fairly irrational, but it can be very hard to think about how safe it is when you're strapped to a chair in the air.
Anyway, I'm planning on watching a tonne of videos about how aircrafts work and how to deal with not melting down in small spaces that just so happen to be mid-air. The last time I researched ideas on how to overcome fear of flying was to listen to loads of cheery beats when you're waiting to board, then a Buddy Holly track came on and I read it as a sign that I was going to follow in his footsteps. We shall see how this one works out.

Despite the trouble with travelling, I am excited about my pre-summer holiday trip next week. Will be really nice getting some down time away from home with some good people. Any must do/see tips for Glasgow? Wish me luck!

2 comments:

T'erra McDougal said...

cool pics :)
http://terramcd.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

If you're a gin fan Gin71 is amazing, Bread Meats Bread for burgers (and caramelised sweet potato fries with maple syrup!!), The Left Bank in the west end for brunch or breakfast! Definitely visit Kelvingrove Museum + Gallery, the botanic gardens and Kibble Palace is beautiful on a sunny day and the Necropolis is worth a trek if you like trying to look into mausoleums and reading gravestones! Overload of information I'm sure, but have a great time - hope you get through the flight ok!

ps I love your blog and kodak moments in particular!

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