A Leap Of Faith Essay

1175 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
A Leap of Faith Sweaty palms, anxiety building inside the chest, face feeling flushed, all because of the one emotion that rattles more cages than anything else: fear. Fear has such a strong hold on each and every person in this world. It can drive us to do better in spite of it, or it can cause you to run as fast as you can in the other direction. I do not have many fears, but the one that trumps them all is heights. This fear has such a strong hold over me that I really was never looking to overcome it. However, one day a couple a friends decided to put me up to the test.
I hate everything that has to do with heights. Even going over bridges scares me so much. My best friend, Mikayla, knows this better than anyone. When I went to the beach with her over the summer I was shaking like a Chihuahua as we boarded the Ben Franklin Bridge. Ever since then she gave me so much grief when someone mentioned heights, just as any decent best friend should, of course. One day over the summer I got a text from my friends in a group chat. In the group was myself, Mikayla, Derek, Bruce, and Zach. The plan was to go to Tyler State Park for the day. They said for me to bring my swimsuit so I figured we were just going swimming or kayaking or something like that. Little did I know, they had all been scheming together to get me over my fear of heights. Little did I know, there is a section of the park where you can cliff jump. I started to become suspicious as we walked up the hill and…

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