A family friend just told my mom, “It’s so great that your daughter isn’t afraid of anything.” Which was really nice — and also shows how wildly misleading social media can be.
Because I’m afraid of freaking everything. I hate flying. I hate spicy rappel starts. I wear my helmet on class 2+ scrambles. Overseas, I worry about getting bitten by rabid dogs and Japanese B encephalitis. I’m convinced everything I eat is going to poison me.
You probably can’t tell from Instagram and Facebook. But it’s true.
But as you adventuring types know, life takes courage. A lot of the stuff we want — freedom, experience, excitement, love — is on the other side of fear. Continue reading How to Be a Fearless Badass in the Outdoors and Life