Someday I won’t be able to jump off cliffs into waterfalls, today is NOT that day!
Today my girls and I visited a spot on the Washougal river that my friends and I frequented in our early twenties. My husband used to climb to the highest supportive branch of a tree on the tallest cliff there and jump in. I however avoided all cliffs and stuck to simply swimming. It’s not just that I’m scared of heights, but the unknown of the dark water that freaks me out. With the support of my girls and my new found courage that I continually gain from this journey, some 26 years later, I found myself first jumping off one ridiculously small yet somehow scary to me cliff and then off a bigger one! So true are the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of what you need to do next” and my daughter Annie, “you won’t regret it!”. I can’t think of a time that I’ve regretted pushing through a fear and today was no exception!
Today was exhilarating!