This weekend quote post is dedicated to The Husband who took a huge leap out of his comfort zone on our recent trip to Vermont.
You may or may not know he’s scared of heights. He hates bridges, flying, and won’t even leave the glass enclosure on top of the Empire State building. It’s not quite crippling as he does drive over bridges, he has flown and, hey, at least he agreed to go to the top of the Empire State. However, the fear is there and it’s very real.
I’ve seen it.
While in Vermont I discovered Northern Lights Rock and Ice. Their challenge course included things like zip lines, inner passage, rock climbing, leap, and a giant swing.
I was IMMEDIATELY sold. The Husband said he would think about it and come watch.
When we got there, they assured him some of the challenges were low to the ground and they wouldn’t force him to do anything.
They didn’t lie. Some things were at ground level.
We were having a lot of fun. It was so nice to be experiencing this with him as most of the things I do now he’s not into (running, Crossfit, Tough Mudders.) Note: I was NOT into those things when we met 18 years ago either, not even close.
We embarked on the high course and I could tell he was nervous.
But boy was he having fun.
The expressions on his face were priceless. They went from extreme fear to pure joy.
He didn’t complete the whole course but he did things I never thought I’d see him do.
I also did a few things I didn’t think I could do!
My point in sharing our experience is captured in these 2 quotes.
“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”― John Maxwell
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch
It would have been really easy for The Husband to use his fear of heights as a reason not to do this with me. Instead he stepped out of his comfort zone and we both had an experience of a lifetime.
The rest of that day he was on cloud 9, so happy, so content.
“Now you know why I love running events and Tough Mudders.” I said.
He just looked at me curiously.
“There’s just something about accomplishing something you didn’t think you could.”
It changes you.
It really does.
I’m so proud of him.