6 May 2014
FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY?
So way back in January you might remember that I coined 2014 as the year of 'DO'. No more hesitation, no more crap, no more holding myself back. The plan was to be more spontaneous, more adventurous and more fun. Well the fun is going to plan and as you know there was that trip to Paris right? Except that's where it falters, all those jet setter plans seemed to have been grounded due to a sudden huge helping of fear. As it turns out, despite the thousands of air miles I've clocked up in my life, I'm suddenly quite petrified of flying.
There were some red flags raised along the way, hell they were waving and screaming, what with the unprovoked freak out on the Roue de Paris and complete break down on the Fleet Air Field Museum flight simulator. You can see where this is going right? You've guessed it, all those exciting adventures are now being put off or pushed back due my fear of flying, so much so that I'm carrying round prescribed diazepam just on the off chance I am kidnapped and taken on board a flying metal machine.
So knowing this is all totally ridiculous and the chances of being killed in an airline disastor is 11 million to 1 – yes I googled it – I'm hoping that my mind is the type that responds well to the power of persuasion, hypnotherapy, acupuncture or any of the other numerous things I'm willing to try to gain my wings soon.
So with a holiday coming up in a few weeks, do I wait until I have a better grasp of this or do I feel the fear and do it anyway?