My job on occasion gives me gives me wonderful opportunities for adventure. I went to the Kakadu region. Due to the recent rains and high tides we were unable to head to our destination by car as the river was too deep and fast, so we booked a small 3 seater plane.
I have a fear of flying since my Dolly was born. Each time I fly for a holiday I sit in my seat, squeezing my hands and think of one terrible scenario after the other. I used to mock people who had a fear of flying and now I am one of them - it's a terrible holder backer and my mind goes on overdrive making me sick with worry.
Well this time I got myself giggly with nerves a few times, hoped in the plane, buckled up and tried to enjoy the amazing opportunity. I squeezed my hands, thought my horrible thoughts but also pushed myself to look at the scenery in wonderment. People pay lots of dollars for these gorgeous scenic flights and here I was getting the same amazing opportunity without having to pull out my own purse.
|These Wetlands are full of Wildlife including Large Crocodiles.|
On the 20 minute flight back I was less nervous, there were a few more bumps, but I sat next to the same friendly pilot who had gained my confidence with his kind and calming manner which made a big difference to flight enjoyment.
|All Over - Now an Easy 2 and 1/2 Hour Drive to Reach Home. (Happy Pilot in the background).|
So here I am, happy to have been on my 1st ever small plane, seen some wonderful scenery and maybe a bit more confident to get on another plane sometime in the future.
Has your work ever given you an opportunity for travel, professional development, education, samples or anything else that makes working just that little sweeter?
Look forward to hearing your stories,
Stephanie at Frugal Down Under.