Saturday, February 9, 2008
Conquering fear - baby step style
I conquered a fear recently. Perhaps it wouldn't be considered a big deal to anyone else, but it was to me. I drove in the snow. We took a trip to Tahoe last weekend and there was a nifty winter storm going on that weekend. I think it dumped 2 feet of snow where we were. I drove to Tahoe while it was snowing and there was snow on the ground as well. Just thinking of doing something like that normally would cause my palms to sweat and my stomach to drop to my knees and nausea would become a state of being. But I just did it. At one point I slipped the truck into 4WD (I LOVE my truck!!) and the confidence just grew as time and the road stretched on. Even as we watched someone try to make a left turn and end up just traveling sideways down the road, I drove on, feeling good. Oh.... all was not perfect. I did manage to get the truck stuck. In the driveway of the cabin we were staying in. It provided for a bit of humor. It was a problem to be solved and at only one point I felt "I Can't Do This." as the truck was at a nifty angle crossways in the road. But I breathed deeply and we shoveled.... okay so my friend Linda shoveled mostly... finally with a bit of power from the truck and some fancy maneuvering on my part we popped out and we were good to go.
And with that, I have conquered my fear of driving in the snow!