Harness Your Fears

10363671_10209350480986849_8881949637113864818_nThe Adventure-etts recently went on another road trip. We went ziplining, y’all. Got a bird’s eye view of surrounding mountains, meadows, and canyons, even, zipped above a small waterfall. Had to do a lot of mountain and cliff climbing, but after getting air back into our lungs, we zipped across ten separate ziplines. It was a blast!

What about my fear of heights, you asked? Well, I harnessed my fears! On the first try (after three steps forward and two back), my eyes focused straight ahead, as I walked off the plank and went over and zippidy-do-da across!

I felt exhilarated. After the third zipline, I was able to look down at the view.

The girls and I had a great time.

Would I do it again? Heck yeah! Would love to go with my grandson next.

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Me and my girls: Judy, Deborah, & LeAnn


Boarding the Humvee

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All aboard!

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We harnessed our fears!

Some things I refuse to do, but there are some things I’m willing to experience. More adventures to come with the Adventure-etts.

“What is life but one grand adventure?”

Previous excursion – Rise to the Occasion

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March 19, 2016 · 10:31 PM

7 responses to “Harness Your Fears

  1. Deborah Hulen

    I vividly remember watching you Maryann in that ‘moment of courage’. I was witnessing you face the stark realization that you were about to literally step off a cliff with just a harness, a helmet, and what looked like a thin cable that would be the deciding factor between a great experience or certain death or injury. I’ll bet you don’t even remember what you did at that peak, climatic moment, but I do! You closed your eyes, took a deep breath, and took that huge step of faith! You did it! Thing was, it looked so easy UNTIL it was MY turn. It even took courage for me to walk off that cliff and I’m not that afraid of heights. I so admired you at that moment for facing an old terrifying fear and conquering it! Here’s to future adventures my friend!
    Your fellow Adventure-ett♡

    • Oh, Deborah! Thank you for this! I NEVER would have imagine that I could do anything like it! It took everything in me to walk “off” that cliff, and to think we did it 9 times! LOL It was on my 3rd go, that I decided to look down and around me and just soar. F.E.A.R. = Face Everything and Run, or Face Everything and Rise 🙂 I read a quote today by Robert Tew: “Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” Here’s to future adventures with my girls, the Adventure-etts! ♡ You

  2. Wow. Good for you! My hero. 🙂

  3. Congrats Mary! You make it sound so easy. Will keep in on my bucket-list for now:)

  4. Conquering your fears in this way must have been sublime. I’m glad it was you and not me.

  5. How incredibly wonderful!!

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