So today’s post is a little different than usual. Rather than a craft that I made, this is something else. This is a resolution I made to conquer one of my fears and while I am not saying I have absolutely no fear anymore, I can proudly say that I’m making progress.
You see I am afraid of flying. And it’s a terrible thing to be afraid of, particularly for me, because I have to fly. When you have a cross-continental boyfriend you have to fly to see him. Then when you marry him, you have to fly to visit your new cross-continental family. Flying is inevitable for me, it just has to be done on a regular basis.
So this is a fear that I really need to overcome. I spend so much time and energy being freaked out about flying. I worry about it months ahead of time. I am a total basket case on board and it’s all for nothing because I can’t do anything about it. I’m not in control, I can’t leave the aircraft and there’s no other way for me to get where I need to go.
So this Made this Monday is in honor of a trip I just made to England, Ireland and back. I made it without worrying too much. It wasn’t perfect. I still freaked out when I saw that the plane for our return from Ireland was a tiny plane with perpellors. But I made it through. I let the planes take me where I needed to go. I allowed myself to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight…. most of the time. I used some of the techniques I’ve been working on to overcome my anxiety. And I held the boy’s hand the whole way.
Do you have a fear you’d like to overcome? Any other flying scaredy cats out there? Any tips you may have would be very much appreciated!