So much of this year has been about getting out of my comfort zone, facing my fears, and trying new things....Adventures in Homeschooling, this blog, Project Eat Healthier...So far, so good. I’ve enjoyed all of it more than I imagined.
I’m facing another hurdle soon: Flying. Did I ever mention just how much I hate flying! I know, for all that I talk about how I love travel, I am a terrible flyer. At a new destination I am rarin’ to go. It's the getting there part that’s a problem.
But I will be taking a flight soon with just my children — no Steven. No safety net to reassure me that all will be well. Just me, the kids, me being responsible for the kids, and my nerves of steel.
I was pondering this whole situation the other day when I caught sight of Paul Coelho’s blog www.paulocoelho.com (great blog, by the way) — all about accepting your fears. Kismet? Coelho’s writes that there are four steps in overcoming fears: Accept your fears. Fear is normal. Explore the unknown. Know the roots.
I think to myself that this is really nice to read, but not sure how it helps. I’m afraid of flying and it’s easy enough to say, but that still doesn’t help me when turbulence hits at 38,000 feet! At that moment, all rational thought goes out the window...I wonder if the flight attendants carry heavy sedatives on board for purchase.
The flight will be another opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and face my fear. I’ll have no one to rely on but myself and I’ll have to remain in control of my emotions. I’ll let you know how I made out....
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