Fear conquered

I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m back. I have a lot of stuff to put out here, but I will start with my wonderful experience with the organization, Over the Edge.

Over the Edge is an organization that truly gets people to step outside their comfort zones and helps non-profits raise money in a very unique way. I will leave the website here.


I am not good with heights. Well, that may be understating that a bit. I HHHHAAAATTTTEEEE heights!!!!!! There, that’s better.

I made a decision to face my fear and to rappel five stories. Some might think that’s not a lot, but some might be wrong when your are walking down the side of a five story building.


Sure, I’m smiling, but don’t let the smile fool you. About a minute before this photo was taken, I was trying to figure out a way to get out of this without losing face. As you can see, I had not come up with anything.

When you force yourself out of your comfort zone and do something that terrifies you, and you come out on the other end, you have an amazing sense of pride. In the initial moments of fear and panic, that pride seems so far away. That nagging voice in the back of your mind can be so loud. You need to shut that voice up, put your big-girl panties on, and go for it.

What are your fears that need to be conquered? What are you doing to conquering those fears? What is keeping you from feeling that pride?

My hope is that everyone is able to get outside the dreaded comfort zone, and try something new and to be able to look in the mirror and say, “Damn, I’m freaking awesome!!!”

Until next time …


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