Overcoming Fear

Topics: Anxiety, Fear, Phobia Pages: 2 (807 words) Published: March 27, 2012
There is an important event that happens in every person’s life. That important event may be a number of things. Such as someone winning the lottery or even having a tragic loss in the family. My important event in life was the day I conquered my fear of heights. Everyone has some type of fear or phobia that absolutely petrifies them. Whether it’s a fear of snakes, swimming, or even germs, it can be conquered as I discovered.

That day I overcame my fear of heights took place at Six Flags over Texas. The day started out with my five friends and me going to a Student Council convention. After the convention we were granted access to Six Flags for the whole day. Now the only problem for me was Six Flags had roller coasters. Rollercoaster’s are notorious for there g-forces and skyscraper heights. So I was trembling with my fear of heights all the way there.

My friends tried to comfort me on the way there in anyway possible. I said,” You know I’m scared of heights, plus have you never seen Final Destination 3?” Mitch quickly said,” Man that’s just a movie it almost never happens.” I said,” Almost never?” Then Jessa said,” Rollercoaster’s accidents sometimes happen at carnivals but this is a major park.” I said,” Thanks ya‘ll, you all are real confidence boosters.” By the time we were done jabbering, we had arrived at Six Flags.

My anxiety grew as I stepped closer and closer to the entrance. I got my hand stamped and entered the adrenaline junkie park. My first attempts to derail the inevitable succeeded when I convinced my companions to ride what you call baby rides. They soon enough caught on to my plan and grew weary of my nonsense. Colby said.” Taylor you’re going to ride the Titan sooner or later.” Then Marlee said,” Yah, why later and not sooner.” I said,” The Titan is the biggest one here.” Audrey said,” Yes it is and once you’ve done it all the other ones will seem like a breeze.” Jessa said,” Yah it is not that bad I only blacked out once.” I said,”...
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