Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Don't Let Your Fears Stop You

Every year I do a Sister's Weekend Away. Last year would have been the 3rd annual trip, but my sister couldn't make it. The plan was to head to Utah for some hiking and wheeling. 

I decided to go anyway since Jeeping was involved. It was a little intimidating going on vacation by myself, but it was the best trip I've ever had.

I spent hours by myself hiking in the national parks around Moab. I ate at restaurants by myself. I drove scenic roads by myself. However, I didn't need to spend time in the Jeep I rented, by myself. 

I booked a guided trail guide ride for a whole day and one sunset ride. Of course you never have to worry about wheeling alone in Moab. It was truly an amazing experience wheeling on the red rocks. 

I met the most awesome trail guide from the Red Rock 4 Wheelers, and a fellow Off-Roader joined me on my first trail, Hell's Revenge. 

Hell's Revenge is one of the most intense trail rides I have ever encountered. It tested my limits, my limits of my fear of heights. I shared that experience on YouTube with my video from inside the Jeep as I slowly crawled up the entrance of the trail.

A fellow Jeep girl watched that video recently. She was planning on wheeling that same trail just a couple of days after she watched my video. She decided she didn't think she could wheel the trail as she was freaked out just watching my video.

However, I convinced her to push thru her fears and just do
it. She ended up wheeling Hell's Revenge with her husband and was pleased she did. However, she shared with me she would never ever do it again. I said, "Give it a few months! I felt the same way when I was on the trail, but now I'm itching to go back."
That trip made me realize not to let my fears hold me back. Whether it's the fear of traveling alone or my fear of heights. Push through those fears and you will be amazed at what you can do and the extraordinary experience you will have. 

Here's the interchange between myself and this Jeep Girl on YouTube.  

I'm supposed to be doing this trail this week (even though I'm scared to death), but after watching your video, I'm really not sure I can do it! It makes me feel sick,  and I almost feel like crying just watching you do it! Awesome that you did it,  but I just don't know if I can!!!

Jeep Momma
You can do it!!! It's not a hard trail at all. I am afraid of heights! I can't even go on a ladder.  You can do it! I know you can. PLEASE! don't let my video stop you. I would do this trail again in a heartbeat!

Well, I did it!!!  My husband drove his new ford raptor,  and we made it! My worries had almost made him call  off the trip himself (I put some doubts in his head), even though it was part of the reason we'd come  here.  And while I'm glad we did it because it made him happy,  unlike you,  I won't be doing this again! It was crazy scary, and for me a once in a lifetime experience! Thanks for your encouragement, and keep having great jeep adventures!!!

Jeep Momma
unicornsANDrainbos I’m so glad you did it!!!! It is crazy scary! I said the same thing at the end of the trail! But give it a few months you will want to do it again!

I'll take your word for it, but I seriously doubt it!     

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