Day 25 of '40 DAYS OF FACING FEARS': relaxing control and becoming colourful

The below is from the original Facebook post from March 25th 2017:

 

Day 25 of '40 DAYS OF FACING FEARS': relaxing control and becoming colourful

HOLI: Festival of Colour!!! The rain held out - phew. What a fun and extremely colourful experience!! Thank you to Christel for being such a keen partner-in-crime :)

 Pre-HOLI selfie ;)

Pre-HOLI selfie ;)

Initially, yes, it was a bit uncomfortable having random people throwing coloured dye at me, but then it became okay. It was about releasing control over my desire to have a presentable appearance (the recovering perfectionist still rears her head at times) and allowing what would happen to happen. I ended up wanted to be as colourful as possible, like a colourful pixie!!

 At 2017 HOLI

At 2017 HOLI

The unanticipated uncomfortable part (which became an experience that I owned)? Leaving the crowd of colourful people and walking back along the waterfront to where I'd parked my car. Yes, there were numerous laughs and stares because of how much colour both Christel and I had got on each other haha

Even after a thorough scrub down in the shower, I think that I may still be finding bits of colour in random places for the next few weeks... It was SO WORTH IT!! <3

Tomorrow: the nerves are starting to set in... Hoping for decently good weather! xx