I don't like to try new things.
No, it's more than that.
I get totally freaked out by doing something new.
I worry, I stress, I make myself sick, I think of a million reasons to pike.
And all because I'm afraid of the unknown.
At the beginning of this year I agreed to participate in a team for the Relay for Life.
One of my mum's group friends was getting a team together and twisted the arms of me and my fellow mum's group friends.
I'm very sorry now to say that I said yes begrudgingly.
Not because I didn't think it was a great thing to do, but because I was...
I've been scared of doing something new my whole life.
But yesterday and last night I faced my fears.
I braved it out.
I walked...for a
And do I feel good?
It was the most amazing event.
It was family friendly, friend friendly, stranger friendly.
There were members of my team I hadn't met until yesterday.
But knowing we were all there for the same reason, not just our team of 15 but the collective teams totalling 430 people, made for a simply magical atmosphere.
And nothing was more magical nor emotional than the candle lighting ceremony.
Each of us lit a candle, mine was for my dear Grandma who we lost just over two years ago to cancer.
When I first agreed to do this walk I didn't even realize I was doing it for her.
But I knew it last night.
Every step was for Grandma.
Two hours in the rain.
That was nothing compared to what some of my other team members did!
I was sodden, cold, and elated that I was part of an event that raised over $50 000 dollars for cancer research.
I faced my fears.
I stood up and showed them who was boss!
And you know what?
It may just have been the best thing I have ever done.