They say to do something every day that scares you. Every day is a bit excessive if you ask me, but I do think it’s important to try things that challenge you on a regular basis.
This summer I have embraced some of my irrational fears…
I went to the VERY top of the Eiffel Tower. For someone who is afraid of heights, this is quite an achievement.
I rode up a couple of trams to get to the top of the Alpes. When there’s only a couple of cables and a floor with holes in it to protect you from death, that’s a bit scary!
This summer I also started conducting a full (with winds and brass) orchestra for adults. I haven’t done that since I student taught in a high school many moons ago. While I know I have the skill set required of this job, it’s still terrifying to go into an established ensemble and take the reigns with seeming confidence. It has had its share of bumps, but so far I’m proud to say that it has been a success!
And just the other day I attempted climbing and didn’t die! I may have only climbed half a wall twice, but I tried it! Definitely got more pleasure out of belaying (did I say that correctly?)
What have you done lately to give yourself an adrenaline rush?