Life Stories/Lessons,  Parenting

From Pack Mule to Reluctant Rider

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Guest post excerpt from thesoftnever.com shared on September 15, 2021.

For years, I had one rule when I went to amusement parks: NEVER go on the thrill-seeking, height-defying rides. 

Personally, I don’t like to feel terrified for the “fun” of it. Also, I have a propensity for motion sickness and an inherited curvature of my spine, held firm by a large metal rod. My body can’t take being jolted and jarred, so I have generally heeded the signs posted throughout the parks that warn about bodily injury or harm. Instead, I spent most of my days waiting and carrying “all the things” while others sought excitement.

Yes, my health concerns were valid. However, deep down, I knew I was also being sidelined by unrealistic fear. I was tired of missing out on these rides, only hearing about their reactions and interactions with one another after they found me (and all their belongings) waiting for them on a nearby bench. 

To find out how this played out, and if I decided to join them, read the rest of the story here: GUEST BLOG: From Pack Mule to Reluctant Rider – The Soft Never

What is one thing you said you would never do but changed your mind about? How did it work out? What lessons did you learn? I’d love to hear!

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