Maybe We Do, Maybe We Don’t

Simple question.  Do we really ever conquer our fears?  I am deathly afraid of snakes and a friend told me one time, “Just pet one and you won’t be scared anymore.”  Let’s just say that did not work in calming my fears with snakes.  In fact, I think I am even more petrified of them after I touched one.

Let’s go to another fear that I have and that is a fear of heights.  Deathly afraid of them.  I walked over the Golden Gate Bridge gripping the rail like it was the last Tickle Me Elmo doll at the Hermitage Walmart on Black Friday.  Yes, that scared.  So during a live shot on T.V. on Friday, at the Sumner County Fair, we came up with a brilliant idea for me to conquer my fear of heights by doing a live shot from a Ferris wheel at the very top.  The top.  Of a Ferris Wheel.  About 100 feet up in a bucket seat that looked as if it came out of the back of a ’74 Pinto.

I was all aboard until we started going up and up and up and up and up and stopped so we could do our segment for T.V.  We had a drone filming it all and the sheer fact I didn’t pass out, gives me hope in life.

Watch this and see how it all went.

Sad thing is, just like the snake story, this didn’t work either.  But, I can say I rode in a Ferris wheel that did not tip over because of my weight.  #OhJojo

So my fear of snakes, still there.  My fear of heights, still there.  My third fear, getting sideswiped by a distracted driver.  I will pass on trying to conquer that fear, too. 

Conquering our fears?  Maybe we do, maybe we don’t.

@BIGJOEONTHEGO

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