What's your Summer Thrilling Goal? Zip Lining?
It became easier—the kids were having a blast—swinging from the trees. The tour guides informed us of the cable that could hold 5,000 pounds and the extra cable you were hooked to as a secondary precaution. I was impressed the two young tour guides were exceptionally well-trained and patient. I realized, as we went from one zip line to the next, then the swinging bridge—a big ah-ha!—my skills increased, confidence increased, because I learned to trust. I was totally safe and there was no way I could ever fall. I was even hanging off the tree platforms because I was totally secured by my cables attached to my harness. (Did I mention that I'm scared of heights?) The last zip line was over 800 feet long—it was a thrill soaring through the rainforest overlooking Lake Erie.
Now, the 40' repel. Throughout the afternoon the kids always jumped to go first. I'm not sure what possessed me. As the kids were taking a deep breath, I stepped up to go first. I was buckled and swung out in mid-air and trusted myself and the universe to slowly drop down 40 feet. Yes—thrilling goal accomplished! It's nerve-wrecking to push yourself out of your comfort zone (and with your kids!) but always well worth it! So, what will your thrilling goal be this summer? Email me and share your goals and experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org.