On Sunday I gave fear the middle finger….like Beyonce said, sort of…. “Middle finger up, tell it….fear bye”
Those that are close to me know that I have a fear of heights and water. My fear of water is not that bad. I’m only afraid of water when it comes above my waist. My fear of heights is very real. Let’s just say climbing a ladder is a no-no. So imagine me walking across a bridge over the Mississippi bridge.
Yep, I walked across the Harahan Pedestrian Bridge now known as Big River Crossing. It’s a mile long bridge that connects Tennessee & Arkansas. The train still runs alongside the walking trail. Which is what happened while I walked across the bridge.
The views from the bridge are AH-Mazing. I actually stopped to take a picture. I looked down only once because once was truly enough. And I didn’t want to freeze in the middle of the bridge.
Although conquering this particular fear was not on my #YearOfYes list I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try. I am determined to not let fear get the best of me. If I did I would be missing out on some of the best times in life.
I didn’t take this walk alone. The ladies that I walked with were so encouraging and supportive. They also shared some very important life lessons. Lessons that I will take to heart.
Ladies I thank you for the welcome spirit and shared wisdom.
2016 is almost over and yes there are still fears to conquer and guess what……I’m ready.
Beewisdom- Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. Japanese Proverb