How do you face your fears?
Do we pretend they don’t exist, or do we try to be badass versions of ourselves?
I’m more of the latter type of Lamb and I constantly put myself into situations that send my anxiety to Maximum Power. Why? I honestly don’t have a straight answer and the answer I have isn’t a good one. Off the top of my head, I would have to say that I want to prove myself wrong, that I can do something. My fear is flying, I have talked about this before in 5 Reasons Why I Suck At Traveling and it still stands true today.
I don’t allow my fear to stand in the way of what I love most: adventure and a desire to experience what this entire world has to offer. My vitality for life sometimes scares me and I’ve yet to meet someone who shares the same excitement. I want to see and do everything – even if it shakes me to my core.
My friend suggested we go flying in a microlight. Her fiancé is an experienced microlight pilot (and an all round badass!) so I would be safe and I’ve seen her amazing pictures from her numerous flights. I wanted to do it. Hmmmmm… in the air with a seat under my butt and little else – what could go wrong? I’ve now been up twice and can say without a shadow of a doubt that it’s an incredible thrill everyone should experience! Watching the sea life from above and just experiencing our beautiful world from a different viewpoint… I left feeling nothing but gratitude.
Could I sleep the night before each flight? No. Do I think I’ll be able to sleep in the future before a flight? Also, no. Will that stop me? HELL NO. The feeling of accomplishment after conquering what you thought was impossible is an accomplishment like no other. I’ll liken it to Rocky making it up those stairs. Eye of the Tiger soundtrack and all. Face your fears and feel like a badass… it’s a great hobby!
Here are some of the pictures from my trip with ComeFly Pilot Center: