When the reward is greater

A little over a year ago, I’m pretty sure it was May, I was suffering from what I believe was my first real panic attack. If you’ve never had a panic attack it is one of the worst experiences you can have. I’m sure it might be different for everyone but it feels like the world is spiraling out of control and the only cure is to curl up in a ball in the corner.

What set this off? I was told, during a conference call at work, that I was going to have to fly to Tampa. This sounds so ordinary and mundane but being told that made my life spiral out of control. I got off the call and immediately began to hyperventilate and basically freak out. I even told my boss about my problem and was basically told this was my job and to get on the plane.

Fast forward to January. When something amazing and astonishing happens, I actually get offered a job with Iron Girl. I then had to make a huge life changing decision. Take this job that required flying to places I had never been or pass and take a stupid safe job. Why would I do that? Why would I pass up what looked to be my dream job because I was afraid of something that people do everyday.

So I resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to fly and this past weekend I flew. Granted, my amazing doctor did hook me up some very helpful meds BUT I did fly without any big issues.

I even looked out the window
I even looked out the window

This week I fly out again for Wisconsin, then Maryland, then Seattle! I’ve gone from someone who let a fear run her life to a jet-setter and I couldn’t be happier! Sometimes the risk really is worth the reward. I’m excited that this job has pushed me because I’m excited of all the places I now can go!

What fears have you faced??

Published by Kim Teter

I am a 35 year old living in Maryland. I'm trying to find a balance between a healthy lifestyle and actually having a life.

3 thoughts on “When the reward is greater

  1. Well done! So often facing our fears can be truly liberating. One fear I have faced is running in front if other people. Honestly, for so long I felt people would laugh but I did it anyway

  2. Good job! I’m still working on overcoming the fear, but it’s nice to see others have successfully done so…gives me hope 😉

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