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I used to be really afraid of heights. I still went up to high places, if I had to, but I let my fear get in the way of fully enjoying some really cool experiences. One day, I had a defining thought moment. I realized that I was putting restrictions on myself that only existed in my mind. It occured to me that enough things can happen to keep a person from getting the most out of life without adding unnecessary barriers. That’s when I went to the amusement park, got in the front car and opened my eyes, the whole time. When that didn’t kill me (lol), I decided that I wanted to live my life that way from that point on, taking down self created barriers and doing what I could to work around the real ones.
It took a long time for me to get to that point of clarity but when I did, that was it for me. I was changed. I won’t let anything get in my way of being fully present in my own life. Honestly, it’s a simple as recognizing it. Since my new outlook, I’ve enjoyed things much, much more.
I mean, I flew a few weeks ago without freaking out! Previously, I was so nervous I could have torn a phone book in half. You know, if people still used phone books.
Here I am taking a photo of Savannah, GA last weekend from the roof of our hotel. So, clearly the heights thing is no longer a big issue. I’m so glad because I wouldn’t want to have missed this.
Another thing I’ve been afraid of is a horse. I mean, I think they’re awesome but more than once they’ve been difficult for me to control. The first time I rode one it jumped over a fence and waded out into the middle of a lake, all with me on it. That made me pretty skittish. Years later, I rode another horse. We were following a long line of other riders, about 20 of them. Assured that my horse would follow the usual path, I wasn’t worried. Then it bolted down a ridge and didn’t halt until it found a fence, which is where it stood, with me on it’s back until someone came to get us. Sigh. At that point, I don’t know why I ever got on another one but I did. I rode horses with my husband a few years ago and everything turned out fine. So, with my new outlook, I took my son horseback riding a few weeks ago. Nothing unusual happened and we had a fantastic time! I was even able to take this photo of my horse while we rode.
Unfortunately, I do have a few barriers that are still hanging around. One of them is my least favorite constant companion, heartburn. I seriously hate it so much. It doesn’t matter what I eat or when I eat, it jumps on me. I’ve had it bother me so much I’ve had to pause while exercising, swimming, walking, etc. until it went away. That’s pretty embarrassing and it’s a drag. That being said, it’s one of those barriers I have to deal with. Initially, I thought I’d ignore it and it would go away but that has never worked. I’ve even tried to drown it with milk; seriously, this is why I’m not a doctor. LOL! I felt like I’d won the lottery when I found Nexium 24 Hour. I’ve been using it for over a year and it has worked like a charm for me. Taking one Nexium 24 HR a day can give you all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn. Thank goodness because I’ve got stuff to do.
I’m not about to let this heartburn pest get in my way.
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