I’m not working on conquering my gephyrophobia. I’m just not into it – right now. It’s been lifelong and I’ve adapted and have found that not driving over large bridges hasn’t been too much of a hindrance….that I know of. It’s more irksome that I can’t do what most people can.
If you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll learn I’ve attempted to walk over some scary bridges (Suspended and That Dam Bridge). Don’t misunderstand, I don’t seek opportunities to walk over bridges. When they come up, I give it a try. At those moments I’m sort of blind to the fear and sometimes a little surprised when I’m taking those first steps so confidently across a bridge and then the fear snags me from behind like cattle being roped by a cowboy.
Lately nothing has come up in real life, and I must be missing how the fear makes me feel so I made up a game. Here are the “rules.”
- Someone is forcing me to walk over a bridge.
- There’s no way out of it. I must do it.
- I have to select one of two bridges based on photos. (I also pick the two photos for the game.)
- There are no consequences for being unsuccessful. It’s just a mind game. A real, scary mind game for a gephyrophobiac!
Here are the two bridge options.
So I’m going to think about this and let you know my choice in a few days.
In the meantime, which would you pick?