I am terrified of heights.
This means that my dream of standing at the top of the
may never happen. Eiffel Tower
This fear is not worth more than the experiences I have already missed. I didn’t climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa or take the elevator up the St. Louis Arch because I was afraid. It would be ridiculous to allow this fear to continue to rule my life.
I like to think that my fear only affects me, but it doesn’t. Because I’m afraid, my husband doesn’t get to do these things, either. Not that I would stop him – but he doesn’t like to leave me on the ground while he goes up without me. Do I really want to go to
Paris and stand at the base of this incredible structure instead of standing on top and seeing the whole of ? Paris
My greatest fear has always been that my weight will somehow cause the collapse of whatever structure I am standing on – which is patently ridiculous. With the exception of being taller than most women, I am a normal-sized human being. I’ve watched as bigger men, both in stature and weight, did what I feared to do.
I won’t let this fear stop me anymore. There are cityscapes and vistas I want to see, and I’ll never see them while standing on the ground. I’m done letting this interfere with my life.