Since then, I have learned how saying yes and facing fears profoundly changes lives.
My newest activity was to finally take the flying lessons I had been dying to do.
Before I arrived, I was expecting to be the co-pilot and do a few controls. I was surprised when the instructor said, "there's the pilot seat, that's where you will be sitting." Then he went on to explain that I would be doing everything while he would be "watching (me) like a hawk." I explained I was afraid of the taking off and landing. He said I would just have to do it. So, I did.
When it comes to life you just have to go for it. Getting caught up in your head and giving into the fears keeps you stuck. While I was fearful, nothing was remotely close to what fear was telling me. In fact, it was a really cool, unique experience and something I would totally do again.
I have been really proud of myself for looking fear in the face and doing things I think I can't. It has been magical for me and keeps me trying all kinds of new activities. It has also helped me work on other fears...like the pesky what will people think of me? garbage.
Go after those fears and do something extraordinary. 😘