My First Time On An Airplane

Okay I’m 45 and the first time I got on a plane was just a few years ago.

I know, I know.

Unbelievable right?

Its unbelievable to you that it took that long but it’s unbelievable to me that it even happened.


Because I am afraid of heights.

I’m that person that freaks out on the ferris wheel when someone moves and it’s not a long ride, now imagine a plane ride for someone like me.

I was scared, extremely scared, and the worst part? We had a layover in Atlanta! Which meant I had to switch planes! We had to do that more than once!

Unbelievably though the only things I remember are how bad my feet hurt from wearing sandals because we were told it would be easier. They may have been easier to get on and off but they sure as heck weren’t easy on my feet lol.

I also remember how exhilarating the take off felt and the movement of the plane when it turned. I was expecting the turbulence to be bad but thankfully it wasn’t.

It was also so beautiful up there in the sky. That was unexpected. I honestly thought I was going to be too scared to even notice it.

Also my daughter rather enjoyed it too. Hearing her little squeals of excitement made me so happy. She, like me, thought it was going to be the scariest experience of our lives.

Turns out it was the best experience of our lives minus my hurt feet lol.

The best part? I sort of conquered my fear of heights. Now mind you I’m not going on top of a building without any walls or walking around someplace that has see through walls on the upper levels. I still fear falling off of those but for the most part it’s much easier for me to climb up on my stepstool now and that’s a good thing.

What’s something you’ve done for the first time? Was it scary? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks and have a great day.