Re: Overcoming Your Fears
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|Tue, 07-29-2003 - 10:32am|
I've never posted on here before but I've read the board a lot and everyone here seems very friendly and helpful so I'm hoping you can offer me some advice. It's not exactly a self-esteem issue, although that's something I stuggle with too. This has more to do with fears, which I know there have been posts about before. If this is not the right place to post I hope you'll still offer your advice as I feel in a weird way familiar with many of you that post regularly. I hope that doesn't sound psycho.
Okay, I have flown once since 9/11, to D.C. I used to love travelling and flying and airports, I don't anymore. I finally scheduled a trip up north to see my grandparents even though I'm already very nervous about flying. This morning I see that the gov't is now saying there are credible threats of more plane attacks later this summer, which is when I'm flying. Needless to say, I DON'T WANT TO FLY NOW.
I'm feeling awful b/c I feel like a big chicken. I'm afraid my grandparents, not to mention others in my family, will think I'm rediculous for cancelling but I just can't imagine getting on a plane now without being completely sick and overcome with panic. I've been feeling sick all morning since I heard it. I know we can't live in fear but I'm not sure I can do this.
Am I alone in this? Do any of you fly a lot? How do you deal with this? Have any of you backed out of something like this? Any advice? I REALLY don't know if I can do it now. It's a long trip so I can't really drive and trains are a bit difficult to work out too.