Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 6


I once saw an insightful tweet that read “I’m not afraid of heights, I’m afraid of falling.”

This is pretty much sums up my fear of heights. Every time I’m on a high peak, there’s always that distinct realization in the back of my mind that I could fall…something that would not be pleasant and would likely be fatal.

I’ve pretty much had this fear for as long as I can remember. From the time I was a little girl, I’ve always been a tad wary of walking too close to the edge on the second story of the local mall. Even though there’s fairly tall railing, I somehow manage to come up with the worst possible scenarios where that wouldn’t be of help. What if someone violently bumps into me? Or what if I loose my balance and somehow flip over it? Crazy, I know, but this is a peak into the inside of my very OCD brain…

This is also the reason that I’ve never been on a roller coaster. I came very close when I was at Disney World with friends at age thirteen, but I backed out at the last second. Going rapidly upside-down and side-to-side about fifty feet off the ground? The nightmare of anyone afraid of heights! And, I pretty much panicked when I walked up to the top of a lighthouse on a family vacation. The wind blew fiercely and I was convinced that it was going to knock me right over the side (Yes, there were ropes, but that isn’t a convincing argument to my brain)!

Nonetheless, I would like to conquer this fear…at least a little bit. My best friend and I both mentioned riding a roller coaster together someday, conquering our united fear of those death machines! I don’t know when this will be, as I rarely go to theme parks, but I plan to ride one someday! I’ll be sure to update y’all when it happens. Until then, the lighthouse and the second story of the mall continue to be my most impressive feat of facing my fear of heights.



7 thoughts on “Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 6

  1. I’m afraid of heights too. Probably my biggest fear. It’s crazy cos I know it’s irrational, but all I can think when people ask, ‘Why are you afraid of heights?’ is: I don’t want to die. But I think what I actually mean is: I don’t want to die by falling. Even though I know it’s unreasonable to think I’m automatically going to fall if I’m somewhere high, it still runs through my mind.
    I went on a giant swing once, not to overcome my fear, but as a bit of a sign to myself that I was letting go of the past. Well, it showed me that I never want to go on a giant swing again – hehe.

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  2. Girl I know what you mean! I always feel so shakey and unsteady high up…even on stairs! I am better now with certain things, but roller coasters aren’t my strong suit (tried it). I don’t have the stomach for it, and they’re too high up!

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  3. Hahahahaha death machines that is hilarious hahahaha. As a child I had a lot of different fears but I always hated being scared of stuff so I would have a Tommy from the rugrat moment to and face whatever it was head on. I always felt better afterwards even if it meant screaming and yelling at the top of my lungs while doing it. Haha like going downstairs by myself while it was dark in the house lol

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    1. Ha, ha, Tommy from the Rugrats. We are now speaking fluently in childhood television shows! 😄 I was probably more like Chuckie as a kid. I also have allergies, so that analogy really kind of works! Thanks for sharing, Julian!

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      1. Hhhhahahahahahaha all of a sudden childhood television shows is a language hahaha that is absolutely hilarious hahaha. No problem!!!!


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