Overcoming fears I can’t wait. Maze-ing Maze 38
Maze-ing Maze 38
Maze 38: This one was one of the easier ones for me to complete. Speaking of courage I’ve shared in the past my fear of heights. Well in December I told my boys that I was going to overcome that fear so that we could go to an amusement park and I actually get on the rides.
Since then I have been evaluating the reasons for the fear and trying to look at it as more of a respect for the heights rather than fear. We live next door to a 5 story apartment complex that has a walkway on the outside. (I mentioned chickened out doing flyers last year on the same building) So Sunday I asked my boys to accompany me during my heights training.
I figured by them going I would have more courage. The complex also has a few 3 story buildings that we started on. I was immediately more scared with them there because they ran up the stairs and would look over the edge, leaning on the railing and all. So I then had a fear for them falling which at first really didn’t help. But I followed them and continued to try to look over the railings. Anyway we went to the 5th floor level and I walked the entire complex with them. I was scared but they really helped me. On the way back we went down to the 4th level and it was smooth sailing. I actually wasn’t scared at all. It seemed so close to the ground compared to the 5th.
So I’m going to continue working on that 5th until I can actually jog around it and lean on the railing looking over. Then its time to find something higher. Not to preach but I suggest trying to overcome one of your phobia’s! I felt so good working at it and I could see the pride in my sons eyes seeing me working to overcome something that I fear.