Life can be quite nice, when you don’t face your fears. It can feel secure and comfortable. However, this state lets little room for development. So, today I decided to go to Chile for a few weeks, facing my fear of flying.
I think it has gotten better over the past years, as I was flying quite often, at least for me^^. But actually the longest flight was 2.5 hours. Now, the flight comprises out of four flights and the longest will last 14 hours. Even thinking about it fills my body with unease and I am curious how it will be spending so much time on a plane.
So why am I doing this? There are several reasons. One reason is that I have 4 weeks of vacation and I was going to spend it in Russia, but this plan has been cancelled and I was asking myself what I can do with this time. I asked a dear friend, if I can stay at her family’s place for a while and she agreed and 24 hours later, I booked the tickets. It goes without saying that I am looking forward to meeting my friend. The last time was during my studies in the Netherlands.
Another reason is that I need to get away and have a real vacation. Of course, it is nice to visit my parents, but the environment is too familiar and doesn’t resemble a real holiday.
I also do it to face this fear of flying. I want to see different parts of the world, as this contributes to my goal to increase understanding. If I let myself be held back by my fears, I cannot develop myself. There are more fears waiting along my way and I have to deal with them in order to get where I want to be.
Have a nice day and take care!