The Oprah Magazine August Big Question asks, “What are you longing to do?” As an #OmagInsider (brand ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine), I was presented with this question several months ago. My answer came to me very easily. I have a serious fear of flying that appeared back in my late 20’s to early 30’s. I feel like it’s only gotten worse through the years. For others who don’t experience this fear, it’s hard to understand. Luckily my husband acknowledges that this is a problem for me and he doesn’t push the subject.
It was interesting to read what other individuals are struggling with in their lives and what they’d like to overcome. Several of my OMagInsider sisters had their questions addressed in the issue as well. I hope you’ll take the time to read this month’s issue. I think you may find yourself in one of these same situations and the advice given can be priceless.
I really appreciated Captain Tom Bunn’s answer to my big question. I’ve actually taken some of his courses years ago and they definitely helped me. I even had a full set of CD’s to listen to. One of my friend’s here in my hometown saw my question in the magazine and sent me a message of help and hope. Her husband is a pilot and is offering to talk to me about my fear and offer his professional voice about how to deal with it. He’s helped others in the past. You’d better believe that I’ll be taking him up on the conversation.
If my life and my soul were in sync I’d be a world traveler and go to amazing places. I’d be going to cities and countries that I see people posting about all over social media. I’d be walking where great people in history have walked before me. I’d be standing on the tops of mountains and swimming from sea to sea. I’d be breathing in the beauty of mother nature. I’d be smelling all of the scents of nature. I’d be sitting and listening to the waves crash on the beaches in far off lands.
I’m definitely a work in progress. My fear of flying doesn’t keep me out of the sky. It just keeps me off longer flights. For now I take a little bit of medicine prior to flying. This relaxes me enough to tolerate the task. I visualize the places I’m going and the experiences that I know I will have. This is my motivation. I’m doing a lot of traveling in the coming months. I’m hoping that as time goes by it will be easier for me. It’s time for me to go the places I’ve always dreamed about! I will keep you updated on my journey.
The Big Question for you is, “What are you longing to do that you haven’t achieved due to your fear?”
You can find my answer to last month’s question as well as previous months’ posts in the Big Questions tab in the Lifestyle tab in my navigation bar above.