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Flying Through the Fear | 30 Days of Indie Travel Project
Flying Through the Fear | 30 Days of Indie Travel Project This is part of BootsnAll’s 30 Days of Indie Travel project, a daily blogging challenge with a prompt for every day in November 2011. Check out the prompt at the bottom of this post to find out how you can participate! Like many travelers, I have a fear of flying. I developed the fear over time in my mid-20’s. Flying went from a means of travel to a cause of anxiety. Soon the anxiety turned to fear and I found myself in near-hysterics during every take-off, clutching the armrests at the hint of turbulence. Studies show that women are more likely than men to have a fear of flying, and most experience the phobia’s onset in their early 20’s. I can’t speak for the rest of the fearful flyers out there, but I’ve come to realize that much of my fear is rooted in two simple facts. 1) I don’t want to die. And 2) I really, really don’t want to know that I am about to die. The first point is obvious. No one in the prime of their life wants to die. But I think I’ve become more aware of this fact as I’ve aged.  As a teen I was stupidly reckless, but like the rest of my peers, I felt invincible.  As I grew older, fell in love, and […]