This week has involved quite a bit of time researching the South Island of New Zealand, thinking about what we’d like to do, what we can afford to do, what my fears will let me do. I hate that last part. I hate being dictated by fears. Bungy jumping, skydiving, no thank you. But I don’t actually feel like I’m missing out on anything by not doing those. They don’t interest me. But taking a helicopter ride up to a beautiful winery and having lunch and some wine and cheese tasting is something I think would be an amazing experience. It’s something that I don’t want to let my fear of flying/planes/helicopters stop me from doing. Most people would um and ah over it because of the price, not because they are terrified of getting in a helicopter. I don’t want to not do a half day Skippers Canyon rafting tour, that every person on Trip Advisor said was the highlight of their trip, because I have a fear of heights.
This week I know that fears are debilitating.
I know that it is easy to say NO because you’re scared.
I know that being afraid of things can result in missing out on some great times.
I know that I am determined to not let my fears stop me from having the trip of a lifetime in October.
I know that I could end up with several stress ulcers or possibly uncontrollable vomiting, but I won’t let that stop me, either!
What do you know this week? Share it over at Singular Insanity.