September 7, 2014

Reflection: It's Been 1 Year

One year ago today I set out to achieve a goal with my husband and our friend Diana. Our goal was to climb to the top of Mt. Timpanogos in Utah. We were on the mountain when an unexpected severe weather alert was issued-- being out of cell phone range we had idea what adventures lay before us. As luck would have it, Andy and I were on the summit of the mountain when the storm hit. It feels like it was just yesterday when those ominous storm clouds rolled in. No pictures or videos can accurately portray what we lived through. I still can't believe we survived, all odds were against us.

About 30 minutes from the summit--this is before the craziness happened.

I am so grateful to be alive. I know that God is real and that He hears and answers our prays. I learned a lot of things on the mountain that day. One lesson I learned is how short and precious this Earth life is and that our lives really are in the hands of God.

I made a goal after our adventure atop Mt. Timpanogos that I wanted to live life to it's fullest and in doing such I wanted to face my fears. I have faced a lot of fears this year. I am still working on writing about conquering some of my fears and getting them up on the blog but those posts are coming, I promise.

Fears I faced in the past year:

Ferris wheels-- I rode one and I freaked out
Black widows-- I went zip lining with one
Cutting hair-- I was afraid I would mess it up and I certainly did that
Fear of falling-- I went sky diving
Having my blood drawn-- I donated blood for the first time 
Fear of the unknown-- I've done a variety of things to face this one
Fear of drowning in a river-- We went white water rafting (I almost drowned in high school while on a river)
There is also a particular person I am afraid of-- I told them how their actions towards me made me feel (that was very scary and hard to do).

While I may not have overcome all of my fears, I sure have been trying to face them and that is a great feeling. So glad to be alive and to have had the opportunity to experience so many different things.