Friday, August 31, 2012

Up, Up and Away

My mother has what she refers to (in a somewhat old-fashioned manner) as "vertigo". In essence, she is not fond of heights. Despite this, she has always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.

Folks, yesterday she did it. I got the most amazing, puffed-up-proud email from her in Turkey this morning, detailing her adventure. She wrote about how she CONQUERED her fear and amazed herself by being calm, resolute and managing to enjoy the whole experience.

I'm inspired. And so incredibly pleased for her, not to mention proud myself. My darling mother, out having adventures. It's making me think - what am I afraid of? What can I go out and conquer?

Is there something you've always wanted to do, but fear was holding you back?


  1. My dad is scared of heights too, but he's agreed to go on a ferris wheel with my mum on their next anniversary. We'll see if he actually does it when the time comes :)

  2. Oh reading about this makes me very nervous indeed, yet I have always wanted to throw myself out of a plane (with a parachute of course). The thought scares the crap out of me but excites me at the same time.

    How wonderful of your Mum, that's just lovely. :)



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