To celebrate her release week and in honor of this being her first book, we're all talking about The First Time I.... And for me? Well, I'm going to talk about the first time I flew by myself.
We lived in California, and I must have been about ten. I was flying from San Diego to Sacramento, so it wasn't a long flight at all. (I don't even remember why, except that my grandparents and aunts were in Sacramento.) And, although I put on a brave face for my parents, I was terrified!
Right before I got on the plane, my mom gave me her watch to hold. It had a narrow face and a white leather band. I remember sitting on the plane, that watch clutched in my hands, staring out the window and crying the entire flight. It was night and I was staring out at nothingness.
The poor flight attendant kept trying to make me feel better. To no avail.
Everything turned out okay, of course--I mean, I'm here to write this post, right? My plane landed and my tears were instantly forgotten. I think that was the first times I realized that most things are not as scary as they seem at the time. I try to keep that in mind any time I'm scared. Will this fear seem silly as soon as this moment is over?
It doesn't always work, but sometimes....
Okay, now don't forget that Heather's giving away books. To enter today, comment with the answer to this question:
Have you ever been scared silly by a situation, only to realize later you were being just plain silly?
You can't win if you don't comment!
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