Climbing Out of Your Comfort Zone
by Christine Ardigo
Remember back in elementary school, nothing scared you? Climbing tall trees. Back flips on trampolines. Racing down a steep hill on a Big Wheels knowing full well it had no brakes. Ahh, good times. Okay, maybe that last one wasn’t such an intelligent move and it scared the hell out of me but guess, what? I still remember it today.
The initial excitement, hair flying up then wrapping around my face, wheels spinning faster and faster, then too fast. Excitement replaced by fear. Knowing you’ll wipe out before you reach the bottom. No way to stop. Heart smashing against your ribcage, eyes wide, mouth wider. Then, when the high pitched screams switch to muted breath, you reach the level ground, with white knuckles and clenched teeth, but uninjured. Let’s do it again!
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