I shouted ‘Wahoooooooo’ and threw my hands up into the air. For 2 minutes, I felt like I was on top of the world! I still didn’t look down, over the edge of rock I was standing over, overlooking a lake that had at least a 100 foot drop! And then I quickly backed up and climbed down onto solid ground. But in those 2 minutes, I felt like I conquered my fear.
I am petrified of heights!
To the point that I can’t even get up into our loft in our house without having a panic attack, forgetting to breathe with tears streaming down my face (true story… happened last week when trying to get my suitcase down – seems so silly!)
On our trip last week, we ventured out on a 3 hour drive into the mountains to find another mountain range with open chair lifts so we could ski. The sat nav found a quicker route than we originally planned to go on (an hour quicker!). Which at the time we thought was great idea, obviously we would then be on the slopes quicker! But then realised about 3 quarters into our journey, that the only reason it was quicker was because we were venturing over the mountain passes.
It has been a good hour since we had passed a town, seen another car, let alone a house. It felt like we had been climbing this mountain for ages, and then we turned a corner and saw the most incredible lake! Obviously, roadtripping with a photographer in the car is pretty difficult as I want to stop every 5 minutes to take photographs, but this was definitely worth the stop!
It was so peaceful and picturesque. Not a sinlge person, house, car in sight! We ended up walking down to find this rock on the ledge. I was adamant I wanted a picture but my shoes felt like they had rocks in them, holding my feet down so I couldn’t move to the edge – the fear was kicking in!
Curly, my fiánce, is a ballsey adrenline junkie and pushes me to push my own boundaries! He grabbed my hand, told me to trust him, as he helped me climb up. Whilst I didn’t get as far as he suggested with sitting down and having my legs hanging over the edge, I stood there tall and proud, although the legs were shaking, but I did it.
Push your boundaries of comfort, face your fears!
Much love, Charlotte