Notes from the Edge…

JenFear, lesons

I must have asked her the same question 5 times. “What does having Lyme disease ACTUALLY mean?” I repeated as I stared blankly into her eyes searching for some way back into the illusion of control. She was the first Doctor who finally offered some kind of answer, but I was so shocked and overwhelmed by it I literally could … Read More

My DAREful Climbing Lesson

JenClimbing, Fear

As I lowered down off of a recent gym climb, I smiled, feeling that familiar surge of energy… pumped forearms, rapid heartbeat. As my swollen, chalky fingers fumbled with untying my knot, I said to my belayer, “Good thing I mock-led that one as I was falling all over the place!” She laughed in disbelief and said, “You didn’t fall … Read More

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

JenClimbing, FearLeave a Comment

Do you ever feel like you’re standing on the edge of something big but can’t physically will yourself to jump? Justified excuses. Playing small. You busy yourself with the whirlwind of other “non-priority emergencies” from the fire hose of life. It can feel scary and overwhelming… all evidence that seemingly confirms the areas where we perceive we’re not enough… it … Read More