As easily as I get scared, I am always up to try new and adventurous things. Let me backtrack here, I am terrified of heights…like terrified. I don’t know exactly what happens to my body once I am up high, but my brain sends out this warning to the rest of my body and it locks up and I’m frozen. Moving forward…
On my last trip to the Dominican Republic, I went zip-lining through the rain forest. I was thinking to myself “YES, I’m adventurous and a total badass. I got this.” But once I was in my harness and leaning over the edge in a tower swaying above some of the tallest trees in the rain forest, I started to second guess my decision. At that point, I’m thinking, “well this is dumb.” I started to back away from the edge and was not going to do it.
“My fear of missing a once in a life time opportunity outweighed my fear of heights.”
Then I had some running commentary in my head, “Really?!?! Are you going to be a chicken and back out?! Seriously?!” I stopped thinking completely and just did it. I flew through that bad boy! Zooming through trees, feet touching water and birds just flying all around me! Best decision I have ever made. My fear of missing a once in a life time opportunity outweighed my fear of heights.
Now, when I’m faced with a decision that terrifies me, I look back on this time. I just said to myself “screw it.” And do it. I was so worried that I was going to look back and say that I wish I would have at least tried it. Since then, I have tried everything, well almost everything, that I come across. Whether it’s food, excursions, or events. I have said, “YES!” And I am happier then I have ever been and I also have amazing stories to tell! Next time you are in a situation where you are facing one of your fears, just say “F -IT!” You’ll regret that you didn’t!
I will also try to find my zip-lining pics for you guys! Stay tuned!