On Monday, my friend Brianne and I stepped outside our comfort zones. We both had been talking about going zip lining for a while, but always said we would do it on the infamous "one day".
"One day" is a magical place, where everything is going to happen: People will organize their houses, start their dream jobs, go on diets, start a serious exercise regime - and go zip lining.
You all know this mystical "one day" - we all have stuff saved up for that legendary day in a distant future.
Well, we decided that our "one day" would happen on July 27, 2015 - and boy, oh boy, are we happy we did.
It probably seems like a small thing to do. Zip lining is very popular, impressively safe, and you need little to no skills to go on a tour.
But to us, it wasn't small.
Brianne has been on an incredibly inspiring, hugely impressive journey over the last 1.5 years.
Starting at the beginning of 2014, she decided to turn her life around and embark on a healthier, more active lifestyle. She changed her diet and started working out regularly, and has shed almost 100 pounds to date.
I can't put into words how proud I am of her. Everybody who has ever embarked on a similar journey knows how hard and awe-inspiring this is!
So to us, this trip was a celebration. A celebration of how far she has come, how much fun a more active life is, and how awesome it is to face your fears!
Because here is the other thing: heights scare me. I've always hated that about myself, because flying/climbing/mountains strongly appeal to me. This fear is something I will probably always try to fight against, but never be able to truly overcome.
Those moments though, when you do something despite the fear? They are incredible.
They will make you feel exhilarated and invincible. You will feel more alive than usual, full of appreciation for life's beauty and all the possibilities that are out there!
I strongly recommend that you go out and do something that scares you.
The reward will be so worth it!Go on - what are you waiting for?