Friday, March 6, 2015

Slice of Life Day 6: Facing a Fear

Here I sit on snow day #12 (thankfully we have 15 built into our schedule). I'm feeling especially unmotivated today because later I'm doing something I don't really want to do.

Does anyone else ever find that when they know they have to do something they don't want to do later, that they are especially lazy and apathetic before hand?

I've got plenty I could be doing but I just have no motivation or desire to do it.

At about 7 o'clock tonight I have to get on a plane....I HATE flying. And not just in the "oh traveling is a hassle" sort of way I am legitimately afraid of flying. I've never been able to pinpoint whether it has something to do with the confined space or the fact that we are suspending THOUSANDS of feet in the air. Either way I am just not a fan. I have to take anti-anxiety medications to just get myself on the plane, and best of all today I am flying alone. The last time I flew alone I got stuck in Atlanta by myself for a night, thank goodness this is a direct flight.

I'm flying to Minnesota to visit family and attend my future-sister-in-law's bridal shower. So even though I am looking forward to that, I can't help but let me absolute loathing of flying get in the way of me being excited about this trip.

It's a short flight but I still just have zero desire to get on a plane. My fiance LOVES planes and does not understand my fear at all. He keeps telling me I'm "lucky" that I get to get on a plane....psh luck my big toe.

So until I have to head to the airport I'm going to sit in my bed with my puppy and do exactly what I want to do which is nothing.


  1. I get like that too! When I have something I don't want to's like I freeze until I MUST do that thing. I get your fear. Flying is scary for me too. I don't like the loss of control. Hug your puppy tight!!! Do something just for YOU today!! It will be ok! :)

  2. Try your best not to think about it- I know you've probably heard that a thousand times but I have the unique ability of being able to give myself the most raucous stomach ache if I worry too much! I agree with Michelle- treat yo self before you have to board the plane!

  3. I'm not a fan of flying and my husband detests it. I think he makes me more nervous, so we usually end of driving everywhere! One day we'll hop back on a plane ...

    The flight will be quick and you'll be with family before you know it. Enjoy that time together! Be brave!

  4. It's the reverse in our house - my husband hates flying. Enjoy the time with family once you get there.