Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Conquering my fears

I have lamented in past blogs how completely terrified of heights I am... but this past weekend I took one step towards conquering that fear.  In fact... I have done 2 amazing things in the last year that would have made my knees wobble not too long ago.

Last year I walked over a rope bridge in the rainforest in Ghana.  This bridge was above the canopy... the tallest trees in the forest.  I was scared all day and didn't think I was going to be able to make it across.  I did and it was so beautiful!  I'm so glad I was able to walk over that hurdle, even if  my legs were shaking in the beginning. 

I spent this past weekend in Chicago with my friend Emma (and saw my dad every now and then since we stayed with him while he was at his medical conference).  Among many fun sight seeing activities (strolling near Obama's old crib, Millenium Park, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier...) I was actually the one who suggested a trip to the top of Sears Tower (now known as Willis Tower).  Yes my friends, I suggested a trip to a building that held the record of tallest building in the world until 1996.  AND when we were 103 floors up, I actually stepped out onto the skydeck and looked straight down... some major courage on my part.


  1. Nice. I'm still totally scared of heights, but unlike you, I don't have anything planned to help me get over that. I just try to avoid heights... and I've been doing alright so far.

    103 floors up and looking down? I'm pretty sure I'd get really sick if I tried that...

  2. haha... it wasn't actually that bad. I think it helped to watch a zillion people stand out there first and make sure there was no chance of falling! You could do it!