(Following a friend's example, in honor of my 30th birthday I have decided to post 30 things I have accomplished in my life in 30 years. So for the remaining 11 days leading up to my birthday watch for a new post each day celebrating these 30 things.)
Before I share yet one more crazy thing i've done in the name of traveling and "living the whole experience," let me remind you that I am in fact afraid of heights. Some one once heard all these crazy things I've done and said, "I don't think you ARE afraid of heights." In fact I am, my heart races like crazy just walking up a really steep flight of stairs. I refuse to sit in the super high seats at Tiger Stadium because that is TOO D@MN HIGH!
At any rate - one more crazy height that I've overcome in my 30 years is that I went bungee jumping and threw myself off a bridge!
When my brother came to visit me in New Zealand in April 2002 we both went bungee jumping. My sister and NZ brother went in December 1997 and there was no way I was going to let them show me up! My brother and I are both uncomfortable with heights (he once crawled up the stairs at Busch Stadium because they were so high) so this was a journey for both of us.
I've also gone parasailing and tried rappelling, but the rappelling was too much and I quit. I also once cried on a ropes course because whatever group building exercise we were doing was just too dang high. I might not have conquered all of my fears - but in my 30 years I have certainly conquered quite a few fears and down right punched other fears in the face while I screamed all the way down.