I thought I'd start this message in response to my earlier question about not going snorkeling on a snorkel cruise because of my fear of water... http://tinyurl.com/pjua3o9
Tell me about something you were scared to do, even swore you'd never do, and then were so glad you did. (whether you loved it or hated it) And how did you get your courage? I don't really mean like "I was really scared to skydive but it was great", but more like "I was so terrified that I couldn't even THINK about doing it without my heart pounding" kind of thing. (I can't wait to see what Caddyshackman might come up with...)
My problem is also that I WANT to snorkel. I WISH I could. I have before in the Caribbean but the waters were very clear and calm. It took some time to get used to the mask, but once I got a look at the gorgeous life under the surface, I was smitten. That was over 20 years ago.
I tried again a few years ago at Haunama Bay but with the choppy waters I kept getting water in my snorkel and I couldn't relax so gave up. I want to see the amazing things that everyone talks about! It wasn't very clear at Haunama Bay that day either, so nothing real interesting in water that wasn't over my head so it just wasn't worth the anxiety is was causing.
This December, I am going to turn 50 while we're in Maui. I want to do some things I normally shy away from. I rarely regret it once I do. (Our third time at Disney, my son talked me into FINALLY going on the Tower of Terror - "C'mon Mom! You only live once!". I finally agreed, and absolutely loved it and went on it five more times. The Montu roller coaster at Busch Gardens... not so much. I was terrified the entire ride and probably for an hour afterwards! But at least I did it and lived to tell about it.
I really want to have that "You only live once!" attitude. However, I can't quit thinking that I"m just not ready for this "once" to be over with! For crying out loud, I'm only 50!! (49 right now, but who's counting?)
So let me know what you did (or plan on doing), how you talked yourself into it, and how it felt and if you'd do it gain. I can't wait to hear!