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We are in the mountains right now skiing and for all the “just do it” talk I give, I have to admit, just yesterday I was absolutely terrified.
Last year when we came skiing it was my first time in 25+ years and I fell many many many times.
I had a bruise on my bum the size of a mini watermelon and the color of black grapes.
I fell ON. MY. (METAL). POLES more times than you could imagine.
More times than kept track.
It was not pretty!! I assure you!!
So this year, yesterday, I was terrified to go up on the mountain again.
My girls are in ski school and I want to be able to ski with them.
I want this family activity.
But I am afraid of heights.
I am afraid of chair lifts and falling off of them.
I am afraid I will be that freak accident.
That I will be the baby skier on the double black diamonds.
Afraid is not the right word.
TERRIFIED is what’s accurate.
I did it.
I did it at my pace.
I feel on the baby hills.
And moved to the bigger hill because actually there are fewer people there.
I went my way and told my hubby to buzz off.
(Even though he stayed nearby in case I fell.)
And I went my pace.
And I got better.
And I was terrified again.
I have to say.
I was TERRIFIED.
I can’t remember the last time I felt this way.
But I worked through it.
I moved mountains.
Starting with my own, mindset mountain.
You can too.
Baby steps forward and never giving in to the fear.
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