I faced a fear yesterday;escalators. I know, you’re probably smiling at yourself thinking, ‘really?’
My friend and I decided to go watch’Spectre’ at planet cinema in Westgate Shopping Mall and the only way to get to the cinema is through an escalator ride. I was anxious just thinking about it.
A brief background. I was at the movies, still at Westgate, like 5 years ago. I had on this long flowing dress; yes, it was a date. And as we were descending, almost stepping off, my dress got caught! So yes, they had to switch off the escalator and I had to pull my dress, which ended up with a tear and that was when the relationship was severed, between me and escalators.
So, I guess my love for James Bond was motivation enough for me to step on it and face this fear that has held me hostage for like 5 years! It was scary but I felt pretty good after it. Who knew, 2015 still has a few surprises up its sleeves.
Take out: fears can be overcome and I think we all have our own timings for facing them and that’s okay. Don’t feel bad if it takes you longer to deal. I mean, who’s the judge of how long it should take anyone to deal with something anyway? So, I am not saying I will be jumping at escalators but at least I took a first step and I think the next time it will be less fearful and after a while, I should ‘got this’.