Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It Was Bound to Happen Eventually

A picture of your biggest insecurity.

Sorry, but for the first time since this whole challenge started I’m officially stumped. Yup, that’s right, stumped. How in the heck am I going to photograph an insecurity? Do I even have any insecurities, really?

I can think of things that I have trouble wrapping my head around (like public speaking or saving enough for retirement), fears I’ll likely never get over (like cliff diving or being a rodeo clown), and things I very much dislike doing (like leaving the house without makeup, skiing, or wearing yoga pants with briefs), but insecurities?

The definition of insecurity is: lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt.

How would I even photograph that anyway? Crap! Is coming up with an insecurity, an insecurity?

I briefly thought about going the same route I had back on Day Five with Barry Manilow and include the first song I could think of with the word ‘insecurity’ in the lyrics, but he’s already gotten a healthy dose of attention this month, so moving on…

I considered faking it and saying my greatest insecurity was the fact that I’m insecure but truthfully you all know better than that and I could never get away with it.

I thought about just posting this video to see if you all laugh as much as I do while watching it. Considering most of it is about the insecurities we all face, or the basic life situations we all go through on a daily basis, but of course set to a rap backbeat with a thug-esque video to match, the irony of it just gets me every time. (Caution if you’re not comfortable with strong language, then don’t watch the video! Of course, if you’re reading this blog then its pretty likely there aren’t any issues there…)



I guess, bottom line, I just have no clue what to post today and time is getting late and I got stuff to do and my life is passing me by while I try to determine my self-doubts and frankly I'm pretty excited that I can't really come up with anything.

So this is what you get.


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7 comments:

i am ginger said...

OMG that video is fantastic!! Consider yourself the most stable person on earth, Jenn....seriously. Good for you. By the way, I loved the post about the quarters, but couldn't comment for some reason. I think it was because I read that one in my email.

pastrywitch said...

Awesome video - great way to start the day :) I especially relate to the bit about mass transit. And I like the shot of Al from Tool Time at the end - there's just something about a decent, kind, tool-using man...:)

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Lajoie is definitely a favorite, there's a part 2 as well and its good but doesn't have the same hook as this one. So glad you enjoyed :-) No worries on comments, you've been kinda busy what with all the travel & movin' (& groovin') lately!

And by no definition would I ever call myself 'stable', but I love you for saying it anyway ♥ If the subject had requested a picture of irrational paranoia I'd have had tons to pick from haha!

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Right Kate! Talk about your regular every day normal guy...my favorite line is either the one about spaghetti sauce or his parents lol

Bridgete said...

OMG I loved that video!

Good for you not having any insecurities. I really just have the one. And not my mismatched hair ties. ;)

Rosebud Collection said...

let me say this..Anyone that hasn't been insecure in their life is a liar..We all feel that way, at different times..I am at an age..doesn't worry me..I am, what I am...and I know I don't go out of my way to hurt anyone..but I don't look at the world with rose colored glasses either..Don't you just love my take on this stuff..???haha..
xoxoCarolyn

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

I definitely agree Carolyn, that insecurity does happen and I've certainly faced my fair share over the years. Right now though, at the place I'm at in life, I can't really pinpoint anything specific. That's why I specified fears because those do kind of crop up here and there. But overall I'm pretty secure in who I am, where I've been, where I'm going & what I want out of life. Like I said to Ginger though, ask me about irrational paranoia sometime ;-)