So, I’m afraid of heights. Nothing new. Lots of people are. So, when choosing a “Big Thing” to experience each month, lots of ideas tend to focus on conquering this fear. That’s why I chose ziplining in June and flying in a powered hang glider in July (during which I got as high as 4,060 feet, thank you very much).
September was ticking away though and I still hadn’t found a suitable “big thing” for the month. I happened to be in Japan on a business trip when I learned about SKYTREE TOWER. It’s the second highest structure in the world, the highest tower ever built at a height of 634 meters. People can go up to 451 meters high inside the tower (that’s METERS people). I immediately decided that I must do this. Then I immediately decided there was no freakin’ way I was going to do that.
I am really afraid of heights. Here’ some examples.
After laying in bed in my mini bed in my mini hotel room in Japan having a mini conniption about going up in the very tall tower, I texted my husband. He reminded me that I’m post-Paris Kristine.
I didn’t have a choice. I had to go to the top of the Skytree Tower.
Here it is, the one minute 42 second recap:
Wow, I am going to have to go back and read all of your other Big Things. I’m impressed that you’re doing this. I said I was going to try several new things this year and I think I have only tried two. And yes, I hyperventillate too when I am up too high. In fact, I hyperventillated a little just watching your video. Keep going girl, you’re awesome!
Kathy, you should totally do it. I’ve done something every month. It started out innocently enough. Three months in a row where somewhat extraordinary things (for me) happened. Decided to be proactive about it. My favorite — walking on broken glass!
LOVE that video!! Amazing!!,
Just found your blog from bloggymoms, I think I will hang out for a while!
Hey @momsbuttisonfire… I’m laughing just addressing you! Thanks for visiting!
Way to go!
Thank you, kind. When you coming to Hawaii? We could do the powered hang gliding thing together!