“It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back. If I can relax, fear relaxes, too.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
Fear. Oh how I know you quite well an intimately!
Every once in a while, my husband convinces me that I WANT to do something that terrifies me. I know the story. He tells me how awesome it will be, how beautiful the scenery will be, and how proud of myself I will be. Slowly but surely, I fall for the idea, and I’m suddenly on board, regardless of my numerous hesitations and anxieties and second third and fourth thoughts. WHAT A LIKELY STORY!
The over-my-head-adventure-of-the-week? Canyoneering in Looper Canyon. Ok, so that’s not really scary at all, but I was terrified! Anything new, unknown and cold scares me. And this was COLD. It turned out being a lot of fun, and it was spectacularly beautiful – aqua blue water, gorgeous limestone rocks and maiden-hair ferns everywhere.
I’m grateful that I have a partner who encourages me and comes up with these ideas. He loves to try things that are new, and I’m more of a creature of habit and stick with “what I know.” Thanks hun for being the best partner…more than I could have ever asked for.
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I did this over in Switzerland, it was an absolute blast.
Yep! That looks pretty amazing!
Do you want to know where the water falls are near there or do you already? Do you two kiteboard? We’ll be heading there during our honeymoon this summer.
No, we’ve never kiteboarded, but we are open to new things…or sort of as you read in this blog post. Haha! Let us know what else you find to do in the area!
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