My biggest fear: heights.
I decided to face it this day. It wasn’t easy. I didn’t tell anyone that I had acrophobia; I guess I didn’t want anyone’s focus on me. I wanted to do this on my own.
If you’re anything like me, you know you’d always want both of your feet firmly on the ground, but not today:)
Even though, I hyperventilated the first try, one great thing came out of it; I found my inner strength. I had to. I had nothing else. I was alone up there. My heart was beating fast, I thought it would explode. Controlling my breathing was the first thing that I thought of and the only thing that would save me; I told myself, “I can do this.” Giving up was not an option.
While my crew waved at me with exhilaration when I reached the top, I tried to control my breathing….slowly, slowly, and slowly. Then, I thought, “Wow, the view is amazing!” Standing on top of a high rock, oh, my knees wobbled, believe me; but, the view was more interesting than my knees; so, I ignored them.
I felt alive! It was, for me, the best feeling in the world!
I did it! I conquered my fear of heights and climbed 5 more challenging rocks after that.
What a truly great feeling to accomplish something that I feared for the longest time:) I was proud of myself.
One will never know how far you can go until you do it…JUST DO IT.